Operation Crusader was a victory of sorts, although tactically Rommel prevailed. He smashed the British armour and inflicted heavy losses on the infantry in front of Tobruk, but in the end, conscious of his weakened state and supply problems, he pulled back to El Agheila, leaving the battlefield to the battered Allies. The British relieved Tobruk and headed westwards in pursuit. By 24 December Benghazi was back in Allied hands.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The New Zealand page on Operation Crusader
The New Zealand History Online site has a nice page about Operation Crusader. I like their description of the outcome of the battle: