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Derna.

Post by Trenchfoot » 15 May 2006 10:57

Hi all, I'm doing a study project and I'm looking for detailed info on the Derna battles between Allied/German forces, either Germans taking in April '41 or Allied retaking in November '42, any pictures, links to web sites would be welcome, most of what I can find has been on the U.S. Marine battle in 1805, not what I'm needing. Thanks for any help.

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Post by David W » 16 May 2006 08:11

Try looking here for April 1941 details.


http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/histor ... ers/03.pdf

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Post by Kuno2 » 25 Sep 2006 07:36

@ Trenchfoot; I cannot say much about the fighting in and around DERNA. Some pics you may find here in the DAK-Forum:
http://www.afrika-korps.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1041

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Re: Derna.

Post by tigre » 19 Apr 2020 23:47

Hello to all :D; bumping up...............................

Libya 1941.

Source: https://www.gettyimages.es/fotos/derna? ... &sort=best

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Derna.

Post by Urmel » 20 Apr 2020 20:27

Nice find. Gun is an 88 I think, so likely I./Flak18
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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Re: Derna.

Post by David W » 21 Apr 2020 08:01

Intriguing photo!

A lorry, full of troops and towing a heavy 88? Seems like asking a bit too much of a lorry?

But the rare 3.7 cm gun in the caption seems equally unlikely.

I assume that a 2 cm gun would only have a single axle carriage?

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