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Diary June 21, 1942


German troops in Tobruk
German troops in Tobruk shortly after its surrender at 8 am on this day.
WW2 War Diary for Sunday, June 21, 1942:

Africa

Western Desert: FALL OF TOBRUK. Germans take 32,000 prisoners (Including the entire 2nd South African division with General Koppel), several hundred guns and 100 tanks. Rommel pursues British 8th Army to Mersa Matruh (June 21-26).

Air War

Britain: German night raid on Southampton.

[tableX caption=”Gazala and Tobruk Losses” colwidth=”20|20|20|20|20″ colalign=”left|center|center|center|center”]
, dead and wounded , POWs, Tanks, Guns
British, “15,000”, “45,000”, “1,000”, 400
German, “3,360”, “low”, “low”, “low”
Italian, “c.3,000”, “low”, “low”, “low”
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