British Army and Commonwealth units defeat Italian Royal Army units at Gallabat and take Sidi Barrani during WWII action in African campaign
SLATE INFORMATION: Britain Smashes Ahead in the Desert
ESSEX REGIMENT Advancing on Fort Gallabat inc.. Few troops keep watch on Italian position in Metemma.
GALLABAT BATTLE OF Victory of General Wavell's Army.. inc..artillery and bombing smashing the defences. Indian infantry move up at dawn..Essex Reg. advancing on the fort.. R.A. howitzers in action..general view of Fort.. General Slim in charge of operations.. etc. General Wilson good CU from Lib.
MILITARY. BRITISH Empire Troops capture Gallabat
SLIM Maj-Gen In charge of operations at Gallabat
TANKS Tanks advancing in Desert
WAVELL, General C.U. WITH WILSON
WILSON, General SIR HENRY MAITLAND (C in C British Troops in Egypt) with General Wavell at Sidi Barrani
Military - Active; Egypt
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Background: British Army and Commonwealth units defeat Italian Royal Army units at Gallabat and take Sidi Barrani during WWII action in African campaign