December 11, This Day during the World War ll

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December 11, 1942 – The Battle of El Agheila was a minor engagement in North Africa during the Second World War. It took place in December 1942 between Allied forces (British 8th Army) led by Bernard Law Montgomery and Axis forces (German-Italian Panzer Army) led by Erwin Rommel, during the Axis’ long withdrawal from El Alamein to Tunis. It ended with a full Axis retreat into Tunisia. The British assault on the Axis positions on Brega, and El Agheila began on the night of 11/12 December. The Axis forces engaged, after a few time, with a British reconnaissance force at Merduma (60 mi (97 km) west of El Agheila) behind the Axis lines, so Rommel decided to withdraw. By the evening of 12 December, the Axis withdrawal began, except for some units covering the withdrawal. On 13 December, Axis reconnaissance aircraft discovered some 300 vehicles north of Marada oasis (75…

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