Thursday, October 12, 2006

An excellent page that includes an account of the Sidi Rezegh engagement in the Crusader Battle

There is an excellent page, apparently written by Ian Paterson, about the 7th Armoured Division during 1941. On that page is an account of the continuing action at the Sidi Rezegh airfield, during the Crusader Battle, to the immediate southeast of Tobruk. Some of the information nuggets here:
  1. New tanks involved included the M3 Light Tank, the Stuart or "Honey" and the Valentine Inf. Mk.III tank
  2. The 11th Hussars was equipped with Humber armoured cars for the battle
  3. The 4th Armoured Brigade was totally equipped with Stuarts (not new news)
  4. The 7th Armoured Brigade had mostly Crusader tanks, but still had some A.10 and A.13 tanks, as well
  5. The 22nd Armoured Brigade had all Crusader tanks

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