1. Enemy Behaviour 5 December 1941
Because of heavy enemy pressure from Tobruk via Ed Duda towards the south, the southeast front had to be abandoned. The D.A.K., advancing from the area west of El Adem towards B. el Gubi, encountered during the afternoon hard west of it the 11 Indian Brigade. In this area also 22 Guards Brigade and 4 Armoured Brigade have to be expected. Air reconnaissance noted numerous enemy vehicle columns from the south-east advancing towards the Trigh el Abd. Another weaker enemy movement was recognised from the area S. Omar to S. Azeiz. 1,000 vehicles at 15.00 hours driving west on the track railhead – Sherferzen.
2. Overall Impression
Apart from supplies new formations are being brought up from the Western Desert.