Fighters clash over the desert
27 March 1942: A grandstand view for the infantry as they watch RAF Hurricanes take on German Stukas and their escort
In the Libyan desert it was a relatively quiet time as both sides sought to build up their reserves for the next big push.
James Brown was with the South African division on the Gazala Line.
On the 27th March 1942 he recorded in his diary a diversion in the air over their lines: