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Battle of El Agheila--11--18 Dec. 1942
Posted on: 10/4/2017 12:46:42 PM
On 4 November 1942, Rommel decided to end the Second Battle of El Alamein and withdraw west towards Libya. In doing so, he defied the "Stand to the last" orders of Adolf Hitler, to save the remainder of his force.

The Afrika Korps reached the village of Fuka the next day. Italian forces had arrived earlier, having withdrawn from El Alamein from 3–4 November and formed a defensive line. The Italians resumed their withdrawal on the same day after an Allied attack and the Germans followed suit.

Montgomery rested some of his formations after their efforts at El Alamein, leading with the 4th Light Armoured Brigade

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anemone
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Re: Battle of El Asheila--11--18 Dec. 1942
Posted on: 10/4/2017 2:45:23 PM
In January 1942, Rommel launched a new offensive at El Agheila, which would again drive the British back towards Tobruk.

This time he would capture Tobruk and advance into Egypt before being halted at El Alamein in July 1942 and decisively defeated there in November.

The Afrika Korps was broken, and its retreating remnants gave up El Agheila for the final time to the advancing British Eighth Army in December 1942.

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