24 February 1941
Enemy situation: elements of an Australian division apparently pushed forward to Agedabia and south of it. 40km north-east of el Agheila strong enemy forces noted. The area of the Oasis Marada apparently evacuated by the enemy.
Afrika-Korps troops of Aufklärungsabteilung 3 advancing, Spring 1941, unknown date and location. Rommelsriposte.com Collection
During the morning hours successful push of a reinforced patrol of Forward Detachment Wechmar in the area of el Agheila: 2 enemy armoured cars, 1 truck and 1 car destroyed. 1 English officer and 2 other ranks captured, 1 Englishman killed, 1 escaped. No losses of our own.
Commander arrives around midday in Tripoli, coming from Sirt. Courier from Berlin with important news:
e.g. Announcement of the soon to come subordination of former German soldiers of the French Foreign Legion.
This was 6th Australian Division.