Diary February 5, 1941

over-rolled Italian position.

Over-rolled Italian position.

Diary for Wednesday, February 5, 1941:

North Africa

BATTLE OF BEDA FOMM: encircled Italian forces make desperate efforts to escape from British 7th Armoured Division and Australian infantry, south of Benghazi, but are completely defeated. Italians lose 20,000 men, 216 guns, 112 tanks and 1,500 trucks.

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