November 27, This day during the World War ll

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November 27, 1941 – The Battle of Gondar was the last stand of the Italian forces in Italian East Africa during the Second World War. The battle took place in November 1941, during the East African Campaign. The Italian garrison of 40,000 was commanded by Generale Guglielmo Nasi. On 13 November, a mixed force from the British 12th (African) Division under Major-General Charles Fowkes—supported by Ethiopian patriots—attacked the key defensive position of Kulkaber and were repelled. However, a renewed attack a week later on Kulkaber was successful There were two mountain passes that overlooked the town which were controlled by the Italian troops. They were invested by the two brigades of the British 12th (African) Division and the two Italian groups in the passes were cut off and were forced to surrender when their supplies ran out. 



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