Military North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom

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List of United Kingdom battles in the North African campaign, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in North African campaign involving the United Kingdom is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these North African campaign battles that involved North African campaign you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Battle of Alam el Halfa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
El Alamein, Egypt - The Battle of Alam el Halfa took place between 30 August and 5 September 1942 south of El Alamein during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. Panzerarmee Afrika—a German-Italian ...more

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Battle of Kufra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Kufra, Libya - The Capture of Kufra/Prise de Koufra was part of the World War II Allies Western Desert Campaign in the colony of Italian Libya, in the Libyan Desert of present day southeastern Libya. The ...more

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First Battle of El Alamein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
El Alamein, Egypt - The First Battle of El Alamein was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, fought on the northern coast of Egypt between Axis forces of the Panzer Army Africa commanded ...more

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Italian invasion of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Egypt - The Italian invasion of Egypt was an Italian offensive against British, Commonwealth and Free French forces during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The goal of an offensive ...more

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Operation Agreement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
North Africa - Operation Agreement comprised a series of ground and amphibious operations carried out by British, Rhodesian and New Zealand forces on German and Italian-held Tobruk from 13–14 September 1942, ...more

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Operation Battleaxe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Cyrenaica - Operation Battleaxe was a British Army operation during the Second World War in June 1941 with the goal of clearing eastern Cyrenaica of German and Italian forces; one of the main benefits of ...more

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Battle of Medenine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Medenine, Tunisia - The Battle of Medenine, also known as Operation Capri, was a German counter-attack at Medenine, Tunisia, intended to disrupt and delay the British Eighth Army's attack on the Mareth Line. The ...more

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Operation Caravan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
North Africa - Operation Caravan was a subsidiary of Operation Agreement under which four simultaneous raids were carried out against important Axis Lines of Communication positions in September 1942. The ...more

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Operation Compass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Matrouh Governorate, Egypt - Operation Compass was the first big Allied military operation of the Western Desert Campaign during World War II. British and other Commonwealth forces attacked Italian forces in western Egypt ...more

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Operation Crusader is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Egypt - Operation Crusader was a military operation by the British Eighth Army between 18 November–30 December 1941 during the Second World War. The operation relieved the 1941 Siege of Tobruk. The ...more

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Operation Pugilist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Tunisia - The Battle of the Mareth line or the Battle of Mareth was part of an Allied operation under General Bernard Montgomery in Tunisia during the Second World War, intended to assault the Mareth Line ...more

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Operation Torch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
French protectorate in Morocco - Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942. The Soviet Union had pressed ...more

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Second Battle of El Alamein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
El Alamein, Egypt - The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian coastal city of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second ...more

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Siege of Tobruk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Italian Libya - The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days when Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila against the Western Desert Force in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second ...more

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Tunisia Campaign is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom
Tunisia - The Tunisia Campaign was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces. The Allies consisted of British ...more