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British Eighth Army
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush Boxv t eTunisian CampaignRun for Tunis Sidi Bou Zid Kasserine Pass Ochsenkopf Medenine Mareth Line El Guettar Wadi Akarit Longstop Hill Hill 609 Vulcan Flax Retribution Strikev t eItalian CampaignInvasion of SicilyInvasion of ItalyBaytown Avalanche SlapstickArmistice with ItalyAchse Naples Vatican bombingVolturno Line Barbara Line Bari raid Winter Line
Winter Line
( Bernhardt Line
Bernhardt Line
/ Cassino / Anzio Nettuno)Trasimene Line Ancona ElbaSan Marino Gothic Line 1945 Spring offensiveThe Eighth Army was a field army formation of the British Army
British Army
during the Second World War, fighting in the North African and Italian campaigns
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Second Battle Of Bir El Gubi
XXX British Corps - 11th Indian Brigade around 3,000 men[1] - 7th Armoured Division
7th Armoured Division
14,964 men[2] 22nd Guards Brigade
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Bardia Raid
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe Raid on Bardia
Bardia
was an amphibious landing at the coastal town of Bardia
Bardia
in North Africa
North Africa
by British Commandos
British Commandos
over the night of 19/20 April 1941 during the Second World War. The raid was carried out by No. 7 Commando also known as A Battalion Layforce
Layforce
together with a small detachment from the Royal Tank Regiment
Royal Tank Regiment
supported by five navy ships and a submarine. The raid—which destroyed an Italian artillery battery and a supply dump—was deemed a success despite the loss of 71 men
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Twin Pimples Raid
 United Kingdom British India Australia  ItalyCommanders and leaders Captain M Keely UnknownUnits involvedNo
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Operation Brevity
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush Box Operation Brevity
Operation Brevity
was a limited offensive conducted in mid-May 1941, during the Western Desert Campaign
Western Desert Campaign
of the Second World War. Conceived by the commander-in-chief of the British Middle East Command, General Archibald Wavell, Brevity was intended to be a rapid blow against weak Axis front-line forces in the Sollum–Capuzzo– Bardia
Bardia
area of the border between Egypt and Libya
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Operation Skorpion
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush Box Operation Skorpion
Operation Skorpion
or Unternehmen Skorpion (26–27 May 1941) was a military operation during the Western Desert Campaign
Western Desert Campaign
of the Second World War, fought between Axis forces under Colonel Maximilian von Herff and British forces under Lieutenant-General William "Strafer" Gott. A counter-attack was made on British positions at Halfaya Pass in north-western Egypt, which had been captured during Operation Brevity (15–16 May). Unternehmen Skorpion was the second offensive operation commanded by Rommel in Africa (apart from the Siege of Tobruk). Skorpion pushed the British out of Halfaya Pass
Halfaya Pass
and forced them to retire to the area from Buq Buq to Sofafi
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Operation Battleaxe
 United Kingdom British India  Poland  Czechoslovakia Germany  ItalyCommanders and leaders Archibald Wavell Noel Beresford-Peirse Italo Gariboldi Erwin RommelStrength25,000 men[1] 90 cruisers and c. 100 'I' tanks"[2] 98 fighters[3] 105 bombers[3] 8th Panzer Regiment began with c. 100 tanks, about 50 being gun tanks; 5th Panzer Regiment had 96 tanks (57 gun tanks).[2] 130 fighters[3] 84 bombers[a]Casualties and losses969 casualties[b] 91[c]-98 tanks[d] 36 aircraft[e] 1,270 casualties[f] 12 tanks[g] 10 aircraft[2]v t eWestern Desert CampaignInvasion of Egypt CompassNibeiwa Sidi Barrani Bardia MechiliBeda FommKufra GiarabubSonnenblume TobrukBardia raid Twin PimplesBrevity Skorpion Battleaxe CrusaderFlipper 1st Bir el Gubi Point 175 2nd Bir el GubiGazalaBir HakeimMersa Matruh 1st Alamein Sidi Haneish Alam Hal
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Operation Flipper
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush Box Operation Flipper
Operation Flipper
(also called the Rommel Raid) was a British commando raid during the Second World War, carried out mainly by men from No. 11 (Scottish) Commando. The operation included among its objectives an attack on the headquarters of Erwin Rommel, the commander of the Afrika Korps
Afrika Korps
in North Africa. It was timed for the night of 17/18 November 1941, just before the start of Operation Crusader. The operation failed as Rommel had left the target house weeks earlier and all but two of the commandos who landed were killed or captured
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First Battle Of Bir El Gubi
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe First Battle of Bir el Gubi
First Battle of Bir el Gubi
took place on 19 November 1941 near Bir el Gubi, Libya
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Point 175
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe Battle of Point 175
Point 175
was a military engagement of the Western Desert Campaign that took place during Operation Crusader
Operation Crusader
from 29 November – 1 December 1941, during the Second World War. Point 175 is a small rise just south of the Trigh Capuzzo, a desert track east of Sidi Rezegh
Sidi Rezegh
and south of Zaafran, with a good view of the vicinity. In early November 1941, the feature was held by German infantry of Division z.b.V
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Battle Of Bir Hakeim
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe Battle of Bir Hakeim
Bir Hakeim
(Arabic pronunciation: [biʔr ħaˈkiːm]) took place at Bir Hakeim, an oasis in the Libyan desert south and west of Tobruk, during the Battle of Gazala
Battle of Gazala
(26 May – 21 June 1942). The 1st Free French Brigade
Brigade
(Général de brigade Marie Pierre Kœnig) defended the position from 26 May – 11 June against much larger Axis forces of Panzerarmee Afrika (Generaloberst Erwin Rommel). The Panzerarmee captured Tobruk
Tobruk
ten days later but the delay imposed on the Axis offensive by the defence of the fortress influenced the cancellation of Operation Herkules, the plan for an Axis invasion of Malta
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Operation Sonnenblume
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush Box Operation Sonnenblume
Operation Sonnenblume
(Unternehmen Sonnenblume/Operation Sunflower) was the name given to the dispatch of German troops to North Africa in February 1941, during the Second World War. German troops reinforced the remaining Italian forces in Libya, after the Italian 10th Army was destroyed by British attacks during Operation Compass
Operation Compass
(9 December 1940 – 9 February 1941). The first units departed Naples for Africa and arrived on 11 February
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Battle Of Mersa Matruh
 United Kingdom British India New Zealand  Italy  GermanyCommanders and leaders Claude Auchinleck William Gott William Holmes Ettore Bastico Erwin Rommel Walter NehringStrength200 tanks German: 60 tanks,[1] Italian: 40 tanksCasualties and losses8,000 killed, wounded or captured[Note A] 40 tanks unknownMersa MatruhMersa Matruh, Egyptv t eWestern Desert CampaignInvasion of Egypt CompassNibeiwa Sidi Barrani Bardia MechiliBeda FommKufra GiarabubSonnenblume TobrukBardia raid Twin PimplesBrevity Skorpion Battleaxe CrusaderFlipper 1st Bir el Gubi Point 175 2nd Bir el GubiGazalaBir HakeimMersa Matruh 1st Alamein Sidi Haneish Alam Halfa AgreementCaravan Bertram Braganza2nd AlameinOutpost SnipeEl AgheilaAssociated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Ma
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Raid On Sidi Haneish Airfield
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe Raid on Sidi Haneish Airfield
Sidi Haneish Airfield
was a military operation carried out on the night of 26 July 1942 by the British Special
Special
Air Service against a German airfield in Egypt
Egypt
during the Western Desert Campaign of Second World War. Allied commandos in jeeps under the command of Major David Stirling
David Stirling
raided an Axis landing strip and destroyed or damaged numerous Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
aircraft with machine-gun fire and explosives
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Operation Agreement
 United Kingdom Southern Rhodesia New Zealand  Italy  GermanyCommanders and leaders Lt. Col. John Edward Haselden  † Adm
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