Thursday, March 01, 2007

The close of the Crusader Battle

The Italo-German forces involved in the Crusader Battle, were apparently beaten back by the assertive use of infantry and artillery. The British tank force continued to be frittered away in small actions that never allowed the force to be concentrated to fight the Axis armoured divisions. I was amazed at the narrative in the last part of Robert Crisp's book, where he described how the 4th Armoured Brigade was still being used in small pieces, in late November 1941, on the 12th day of Crusader.

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