#411121_02 Sidi Rezegh-Panzers Strike - North Africa 1941
#411121_02 Sidi Rezegh-Panzers StrikeBy Rick Bancroft
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|First Side:||Allied (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Axis (NA41)|
Sidi Rezegh, southeast of Tobruk: November 21st, 1941. (Scenario Size: Corps. Head to Head). At the end of November 20th, the British army ordered the breakout of the Tobruk garrison to begin on the morning of the 21st, while the 7th Armored Brigade and 7th Armored Support Group attacked from Sidi Rezegh to meet up with the breakout near ed Duda. Meanwhile, the Afrika Korps was finally concentrating its effort, issuing orders to both panzer divisions to move on Sidi Rezegh on the morning of November 21st, from the south and southeast. In response to these movements, the remaining tank brigades from the 7th Armored, concentrated south of the panzer divisions in the area of Gabr Saleh, were ordered to pursue and harass the Germans. This resulted in running fights and hard pushes throughout the area, from Sidi Rezegh to the south and southeast. This day's fighting saw the odd situation of the British driving northwest from Sidi Rezegh while being attacked from the rear while the Germans pushing on Sidi Rezegh were being attacked in turn from the rear.