Panzerarmee Intelligence Assessment 29 January 1942

Enemy Activity on 29 January 1942

The advance of Kampfgruppe Marcks towards Bengazi and of the Italian motorised Corps via Sceleidima, Solluch and Ghemines caused strong elements of the 4th Indian Division (5th, 7th Indian Brigades) to be beaten and dispersed. Numerous prisoners were made. Thus far inestimable booty, especially of ammunition, weapons and motor vehicles was secured.

Single enemy groupings managed to evade towards north-east and east.

Based on air and radio reconnaissance the impression has been gained that the remnants of 1st Armoured Division, thus far suspected in the area east of Charruba, are retreating towards Mechili. The reconnaissance battalion recognised in the area north-east of Bir el Melezz (11th Hussars) also has given the order to retire to its patrols.  11th Indian Brigade is still in the area east of Barce.

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