The United Nations forces in Libya principally come from all parts of the British Empire. The resulting heterogeneity presents difficulties in addition to those which are always a part of desert operations. However, the British have had more experience with desert fighting than most other powers.
In general, the British Imperial forces are organized in a manner that is similar to the U.S. Army. The one outstanding characteristic is the large amount of artillery present in the Libyan units. For detailed descriptions of the British organizations in Libya, reference may be made to other publications of the Military Intelligence Service.6