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Siege of Tobruk

Siege of Tobruk

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 World War. In 1940 the British had defeated the Italian 10th Army and trapped the remnants at Beda Fomm during Operation Compass. German troops and Italian reinforcements reached Libya, while the victors were redeployed to Greece and replaced by a skeleton force, short of equipment and supplies. Axis attacks in Operation Sonnenblume, forced the Allies into a precipitate retreat to the Egyptian border. A garrison was left behind at Tobruk, pending reorganisation and a counter-offensive. The siege ... more on Wikipedia

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