Long Range Desert Group lorry fitted with three sets of twin Vickers Class K-guns, 1942 (c)
Photograph, World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943), 1942 (c).
Founded in July 1940, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) specialised in raids and reconnaissance behind enemy lines. Masters of desert navigation, they relied on lightly-armed jeeps and lorries to traverse the Sahara and gather intelligence. The LRDG's 'Road Watch' reports on Axis troop movements were vital to Allied successes.
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