Panzergruppe Intelligence Assessment 5 January 1942

1. Enemy Behaviour on 5 January 1942

Also today only weak enemy reconnaissance and artillery activity on the Agedabia front. On the northern front the reconnaissance battalion C.I.H. was identified. The enemy group south of Beda Fomm was no longer recognised, a night-time move in south-easterly direction (Saunnu) is possible. The enemy group at and south of Giof el Matar might have been reinforced by a battalion from 7 Support Group. It has to be expected that the enemy will also tomorrow only slowly follow the German-Italian rearguards. Air reconnaissance can thus far not note the bringing up of any new enemy formations, neither from Cyrenaica nor from the area of Tobruk.

2. On the Halfaya front stronger enemy artillery and air activity. According to radio intercepts 2 South African Brigade appeared there for the first time.