Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Western Desert Campaign': North African Campaign World War II Commonwealth of Nations Italian invasion of Egypt Italian Libya Kingdom of Egypt Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946) United Kingdom Counterattack Operation Compass Axis powers Heer (1935–1945) Nazi Germany Allies of World War II El Alamein Tunisia Tunisia Campaign Siege of Malta (World War II) Erwin Rommel Egypt-Libya Campaign United States United States Army Air Forces History of modern Egypt Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 Suez Canal Far East Indian Ocean 7th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) Major General Percy Hobart Libya Cairo General Officer Commanding Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson Lieutenant General Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell Mediterranean, Middle East and African theatres of World War II Middle East Command 6th Infantry Division (United Kingdom) Richard O'Connor Western Desert Force Italo-Turkish War Military of the Ottoman Empire Royal Italian Army French colonial empire Tenth Army (Italy) Commander-in-chief Governor-General Italian North Africa Italo Balbo