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Monday, June 3, 2013

Historical Scenario: Disaster at Sidi Razegh!

SIDI REZEGH, LIBYA, 23rd NOVEMBER, 1941: South Africa’s participation in the Western Desert campaign got off to an inauspicious start during the Operation Crusader battles, leading to recriminations and continuing distrust between the South African and British high command. The South Africans blamed the destruction of 5th SA Infantry Brigade at Sidi Rezegh on a failure to come their aid by the supporting British armour – a recurring theme in the Western Desert where the 8th Army were unable to meld their largely Commonwealth infantry formations and British armoured units into the effective all-arms battlegroups deployed by the Germans. 

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