Diary March 24, 1941

Half-truck of Rommel's Afrika Korps near the fort at El Agheila
Half-truck of Rommel’s Afrika Korps near the fort at El Agheila (picture from this day).
Diary for Monday, March 24, 1941:

North Africa

ROMMEL OPENS HIS FIRST OFFENSIVE in the Western Desert and captures El Agheila.

Sea War

Mediterranean: British submarine Rorqual lays mines west of Sicily which sink 2 merchant ships and a torpedo boat; third merchant ship and Italian submarine torpedoed (March 28 and 31).

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