Up the Blue   Mobile warfare in the Western Desert 1940-42    
 
Contemporary map of the Western Desert
 
HMSO
Operation Compass
Stunning victory for Western Desert Force but a lost strategic opportunity.


Bundesarchiv
Operation Battleaxe
Aggressive Allied offensive yields embarrassing reverses.


IWM
Operation Crusader
A narrow victory which led to substantial gains.
Campaign 1940-42
bulletOperation Compass
bulletOperation Battleaxe
bulletOperation Crusader

Combatants
bulletDeutches Afrikakorps
bulletWestern Desert Force
bulletItaly

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