Friday, September 02, 2005
By 6pm the Italians had broken through the 4th Armoured Brigade
By 6pm on February 6th, 1941, the head of the Italian column had fought its way through the 4th Armoured Brigade, whose strength was greatly reduced. The 3rd Hussars had 4 cruiser tanks and 24 light tanks. The 7th Hussars had one cruiser tank and 20 light tanks. The 7RTR had ten cruiser tanks and 7 light tanks. Together, they had destroyed 51 M13/40 medium tanks. Their losses were just three cruiser tanks and 7 men. This is based on the account in To Benghazi.