BSC1855329670 - Campaign 73- Operation Compass 1940


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Campaign 73- Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's Whirlwind Offensive
By Jon Latimer & David G. Chandler
Published by Osprey Military

The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to discrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen Richard O’Connor launched to a British forces swept 500 miles along the coast of North Africa. 7th Armoured Division raced across the desert to cut off the retracting Italians, and O’Connor’s men destroyed 9 Italian divisions, and took 130,000 prisoners. One of the results of this dramatic victory was the arrival of General Rommel and his Afrikakorps at Tripoli in March 1941.
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