Thursday, August 25, 2005

The 7th Armoured Division on February 4th, 1941

At daybreak on February 4th, 1941, the rememnants of the 7th Armoured Division headed for Mechili. The tank strength was now down to 40 or 50 cruiser tanks (a regiment) and 80 light tanks (barely two regiments). They only had supplies for two days, which reflected the lack of supply transport. A squadron of the 11th Hussars headed the column and drove off 20 Italians when they arrived in Msus. By evening, the 11th Hussars squadron had advanced another 30 miles towards Antelat.

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