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Diary February 7, 1941

Italian troops surrender
Italian troops surrender to one of Wavell’s ‘Thirty Thousand’.
Diary for Friday, February 7, 1941:

North Africa

BRITISH CAPTURE BENGHAZI. Italians surrender to Wavell‘s forces.
Free French under Leclerc with air support besiege Kufra Oasis, important Italian garrison town and air base in southern Libya.

North African Campaign Losses since December 9, 1940:

Italian 133,295 PoWs400850
British, Australian, Indian 555 dead and missing, 1,373 wounded10?

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