• Si Biggs

The British enter Benghazi 20th November 1942


I was in the lead Bren-gun carrier. As we advanced everything was so quiet it seemed unnatural. Then all of a sudden artillery opened up. The second carrier was hit, so we picked up the crew, one of whom was wounded. We carried on advancing at a faster speed and found out where the enemy were. In doing so we came to a wadi and as we got to the lip we spotted an enemy machine-gun nest. The corporal alongside me popped a hand grenade into the nest, getting rid of that one. We tumed to our left flank and carried along the lip of the wadi and wiped out four more machine-gun positions and captured four prisoners before returning to our lines.The chap who was wounded died on the way back. http://ww2today.com/category/1943/november-1943/page/2

Image: Local people gather round Humber armoured cars in Benghazi while in the background smoke can be seen filling the sky from a burning oil tanker, November 1942.


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