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25-pdr field guns and 'Quad' artillery tractors parade past Winston Churchill during his visit to Tripoli to thank the 8th Army

Captain D Michelson with a turtle named “Tim”, the mascot of the 2/2nd Battalion (Australian, WWII). Date Taken: 28 March 1940 in Palestine, Julis. ID Number: 001117, Australian War Memorial

Members of the 2/48th Battalion, 9th Australian Division, with a pet dog, after evacuation from Tobruk (North Africa) on the ship Kingston in 1941. #WWII

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A British soldier with an Bren machine gun covers his mate who is digging a foxhole. El Alamein, North Africa. #WW2

Illustrious HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period 1940-1942) was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.