Panzergruppe Intelligence Assessment 11 January 1942

Enemy Behaviour 11 January 1942

  1. Opponent felt ahead across the whole frontline with reinforced reconnaissance, focus on both sides Uadi el Faregh. Enemy grouping by and large unchanged.
  2. On Halfaya front since morning hours heavy attack against Lower Sollum in progress.

On 10 January some POW from 2 South African Division made at Cirener*.

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* Cirener was a strongpoint in the Halfaya position.

Below is the aerial reconnaissance map for the day. I hope it is self-explanatory (and readable).

Results of three aerial recce missions of the Axis, 11 Jan 1942

Results of three aerial recce missions of the Axis, 11 Jan 1942

Panzergruppe Intelligence Assessment 10 January 1942

Enemy Behaviour 10 January 1942

The German rearguard holding today at 12km east of Marsa el Brega did not have enemy contact. Enemy patrol activity as on previous day against sector Maaten el Cleibat – B. es Suera. According to aerial reconnaissance weak reinforcements are brought up from area Msus to area Antelat – el Haselat – Giof el Matar. According to radio intercepts, 5 Indian Brigade (Barce) has issued a weakly training programme to subordinated units regarding formation training and patrol activity. Based on this combat use of 4 Indian Division is apparently not to be expected.

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