'Tobruk harbour', Libya, 1942
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1942.
The strategically important port of Tobruk in Libya was captured from the Italians by British and Commonwealth forces in January 1941. Axis forces besieged the port but the siege was relieved during Operation CRUSADER in November 1941. The port fell into German and Italian hands again in June 1942 but was recaptured by the Allies in November 1942.
From an album containing 189 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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