Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The 6th Australian Division enters Benghazi

Officials from Benghazi issued an invitation to the Australians to enter Benghazi. "An Arab official from Benghazi appeared and made a speech of welcome to the Australians" at Sidi Chalifa. The cavalry entered Benghazi. They received waves and cheers. The Australians drove up to the town hall, where "the mayor, the bishop, the chief of the police and other dignitaries and officials were awaiting them". This was later in the day on February 6th, 1941. Robertson's brigade entered Benghazi on the 7th. This is based on the account in To Benghazi.

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