Peter McIntyre, The breakthrough, Minqar Qa'im, 27-28 June 1942
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The New Zealand Division was deployed at Mersa Matruh in a successful attempt to stem the German Army's advance. Gradually the New Zealand troops were surrounded, but in the Battle of Minqar Qaim the New Zealand Division made a spectacular night break through the German lines and escaped to safety.
Oil, 651 x 905mm
North African Campaign