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Diary November 18, 1941

destroyed German tanks during Operation Crusader
By South African troops destroyed German tanks during Operation Crusader.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1941:

North Africa

OPERATION CRUSADER: British 8th Army launch successful counter-offensive in Western Desert. Rommel smashes South African 5th Brigade, then retreats (November 23-24), relieving pressure on Tobruk.

Sea War

Baltic: The ‘sailor-poet’ Lieutenant Aleksei Lebedev (aged 29) lost aboard Russian submarine L-2 (mined and sunk of south Finland).

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