Friday, August 19, 2005

The 2/6th Australian Battalion on the attack on February 1st, 1941

The 2/6th Australian Battalion was to go over to the attack on February 1st, 1941. The 2/6th was on the track to Chaulan on the previous evening. The battalion, ably led by Porter, would attack with two rifle companies and the carrier platoon. They would be supported by artillery. The carriers would move around the right. When they did, the Italians withdrew. The company on that flank advanced and took at least 380 prisoners. The next objective was to move past Eluet el Asel, an Italian fort that blocked progress towards Givoanni Berta. This is based on the account in To Benghazi.

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