Desert War

About the Show

This two-part programme offers an exciting, insightful and often surprising account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War – the war in North Africa. Testimonies of veterans from both sides, interwoven with archival footage and dramatic recreations bring the conflict to life. As the Nazis sweep all before them in Europe, the Anglo-Australian garrison in the small town of Tobruk in North Africa inspires the world by resisting the war's most celebrated German general. Part 1 of 2.