Operation Compass

Operation Compass was the first major Allied military operation of the Western Desert Campaign during World War II. British and Commonwealth forces attacked Italian forces in western Egypt and eastern Libya in December 1940 to February 1941. The operation was a complete success. Allied forces advanced from inside Egypt to central Libya, captured 115,000 Italian prisoners, and destroyed thousands of tanks, artillery pieces, and aircraft, while suffering very few casualties.

Read more about Operation Compass:  Battle of Marmarica/Battle of The Camps, British Advance Resumes, Aftermath, Quotes

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Operation Compass - Quotes
... Graziani (writing to Mussolini after the defeat) "In this theatre of operations a single armoured division is more important than an entire army." Adolf Hitler (said with ...
132 Armoured Division Ariete - History - Libya - Operation Compass
... From December 1940 to February 1941, during Operation Compass, the British Western Desert Force overran the 10th Army and occupied the whole of Cyrenaica ...
XIII Corps (United Kingdom) - World War II
... while the Western Desert Force was fighting the Italian Tenth Army in Operation Compass, it was redesignated "XIII Corps" ... By February 1941, Operation Compass was a complete victory ... When Operation Compass came to an end with the surrender of the Italian Tenth Army, XIII Corps HQ was deactivated in February and its responsibilities taken over by HQ Cyrenaica, a static command ...
Combe Force - Creation
... Combe Force was created by Major General Michael O'Moore Creagh towards the end of Operation Compass ... In early December 1940, the British launched the Operation Compass counterattack against the Italian forces which had invaded Egypt in September ... These camps were overrun during the initial stages of Operation Compass ...

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