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Does anyone have afull history of the ill-fated 2nd British Armoured Div which came to grief in the Desert after Rommell had entered the fray /

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Blogger Peter G said...

Tom

You might find this website Engagements 1941 of interest.

The site is primarily about the 7th Armoured Division, but scroll down to 'ROMMELS FIRST ATTACK (March - April 1941)', there you will find a good account of what happened to 2nd Armd Div.

Friday, 24 March, 2006  
Blogger Tomcann said...

Peter-
thank you for that history - it puts it all into perspective and shows how Gambier-Parry threw in the towel at Melechi and thus finished off the 2nd Armoured div which never reared it's head again all through the war.
The Sidi Resigh battle was of great interest as this was where a Brigadier came upon a trooper and asked " what is going on ?" - the trooper replied - "Oh the usual Sir - the 3rd versus the 3rd."
when asked to clarify he went on - " the 3rd tanks versus the 3rd reich "!

Friday, 24 March, 2006  

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