Panzergruppe Intelligence Assessment 8 December 1941

  1. Enemy Behaviour on 8 December 1941

    Enemy forces followed up from the area east and south-east el Adem (probably 1 South African and 7 Rifle Brigade) and the area around B. el Gubi (11 Indian, 22 Guards Brigade, 4 Armoured Brigade). Air reconnaissance noted large conglomerations of motor vehicles in the area of Tobruk. Line B. el Gubi – Hacheim – Tengeder thus far only weak enemy reconnaissance forces.

  2. Overall Impression

    An enemy focus at Tobruk (inserted: and around) B. el Gubi is recognisable.