North African Campaign timeline

North African Campaign Timeline

North African Campaign timeline

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Timeline of the North African Campaign.

1940

  • 10 June: The Kingdom of Italy declares war upon France and the United Kingdom
  • 14 June: British forces cross from Egypt into Libya and capture Fort Capuzzo
  • 16 June: The first tank battle of the North African Campaign takes place, the "Battle of Girba"
  • 13 September: Italian forces invade Egypt from Libya
  • 16 September: Italian forces establish front east of Sidi Barrani
  • 9 December: British and Indian forces launch Operation Compass with the Battle of Marmarica (Battle of the camps)
  • 9 December: Indian forces capture Nibeiwa with cover from British artillery
  • 9 December: British tanks and Indian troops overrun Tummar West followed by Tummar East
  • 10 December: Indian forces capture Sidi Barrani with support from British artillery
  • 11 December: British armored forces arrived in Sofafi, but Libyan and Italian divisions had escaped
  • 16 December: Sollum captured by Allies


1941


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