Panzergruppe Intelligence Assessment 9 January 1942

Enemy advance hampered by numerous mines. Most forward elements of combat troops today’s evening at Ain el Naga, Gtafia, both sides Via Balbia, 20km southwest of Agedabia. Command 7 Rifle Brigade 20km west of el Haselat, Command 22 Guards Brigade Agedabia. The German-Italian rear guard positions were not attacked. Only sporadic artillery fire. Instead very active armoured car patrolling. Patrols of K.D.G. (mass at Mn. Bettafal) report construction of fortifications in sector Maten bel Cleibat – B. es Suera. Aerial reconnaissance shows reinforcement of motor vehicle concentrations in the areas Msus and Antelat. Possibly elements of the armoured brigades of 1 Armoured Division. Command 1 Armoured Division apparently in area south of Saunnu, subordinated to 13 Corps.

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