SEP 19 1942 An Officer adjusts to life in the Desert The crew of a Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

SEP 19 1942 An Officer adjusts to life in the Desert The crew of a Crusader tank prepare a meal in the Western Desert, 20 September 1942.

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Crusader tank. The Crusader was a British cruiser tank used in various theatres during world War 2. It used 5 road wheels on each side as opposed 4 used by the Covenanter tank. Over 5,300 were built.

Crusader tank. The Crusader was a British cruiser tank used in various theatres during world War 2. It used 5 road wheels on each side as opposed 4 used by the Covenanter tank. Over 5,300 were built.

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The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August 1942.

The crews of Crusader tanks bed down for the night beside their vehicles in the Western Desert, 28 August 1942.

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THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA, 1943: THE DRIVE ON TUNIS. Sergeant Elms of 16/5 Lancers and his tank crew at El Aroussa; Trooper Bates, Royal Armoured Corps, Signalman Bower, Royal Corps of Signals, and Trooper Goddard, Royal Armoured Corps, clean the 6-pounder gun of their Crusader tank while preparing for the drive on Tunis.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA, 1943: THE DRIVE ON TUNIS. Sergeant Elms of 16/5 Lancers and his tank crew at El Aroussa; Trooper Bates, Royal Armoured Corps, Signalman Bower, Royal Corps of Signals, and Trooper Goddard, Royal Armoured Corps, clean the 6-pounder gun of their Crusader tank while preparing for the drive on Tunis.

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BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 22739) Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March 1943. In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders and more Valentines behind. On the right is a Covenanter tank, perhaps the only example of its kind to have arrived in North Africa.

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THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942. The crew of a Crusader tank have a wash and shave by the side of their vehicle, North Africa, March 1942.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942. The crew of a Crusader tank have a wash and shave by the side of their vehicle, North Africa, March 1942.

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