Thursday, March 31, 2005
The Australian forces were reorganized so they could send their best to aid Greece
The Australian Official History (probably from On to Benghazi), says that Australian forces in the Mediterranean and Middle East were reorganized so that the best troops could be sent to aid Greece, when the Italians invaded. The indicates that the Commonwealth forces were serious about the effort to support the Greeks. It was not meant to be a half-hearted demonstration, but was a serious attempt to turn back an Axis assault. It was a forlorn effort, but I can understand the attitude that any Axis attack must be met with a strong force.