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I often read about the engagement between the 2nd Armored Brigade and the 15th Panzergrenadier Division around Antelat and Saunnu as a footnote to history.
Is there more too it? The 2nd Armored Brigade is often described as inexperienced and defeated in detail.
I know it is a strategically insignificant engagement that eventually led to the Gazala Line; but is there an author or first hand account that provides more insight? For Reference I have read Peter Willet's Armoured Horseman thus sparking my interest.
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There isn't much on it. Probably because it was a monumental stuff-up by British commanders, many of whom were promoted later before finally recognised for the incompetents that they were and sacked.
https://rommelsriposte.com/2013/01/23/t ... uary-1942/
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