The Desert War

NameDateStart Date
Malta Campaign11 Jun 1940 - 31 Dec 194219400611
British Attacks on the French Fleet3 Jul 1940 - 25 Sep 194019400703
Invasion of British Somaliland3 Aug 1940 - 19 Aug 194019400803
Invasion of Egypt9 Sep 1940 - 16 Sep 194019400909
Battle of Gabon27 Oct 1940 - 12 Nov 194019401027
Operation Compass8 Dec 1940 - 9 Feb 194119401208
Battle of Kufra6 Jan 1941 - 1 Mar 194119410106
Invasion of Italian East Africa19 Jan 1941 - 16 May 194119410119
Operation Sonnenblume8 Feb 1941 - 6 May 194119410208
Battle of Giarabub21 Mar 1941 - 23 Mar 194119410321
Siege of Tobruk10 Apr 1941 - 27 Nov 194119410410
Bardia Raid19 Apr 1941 - 20 Apr 194119410419
Operation Brevity15 May 1941 - 16 May 194119410515
Operation Battleaxe15 Jun 1941 - 17 Jun 194119410615
Operation Crusader18 Nov 1941 - 14 Dec 194119411118
Battle of Cape Bon13 Dec 194119411213
Underwater Raid of Alexandria19 Dec 194119411219
Battle of Gazala26 May 1942 - 21 Jun 194219420526
Battle of Mersa Matruh23 Jun 1942 - 28 Jun 194219420623
First Battle of El Alamein1 Jul 1942 - 27 Jul 194219420701
Battle of Alam el Halfa30 Aug 1942 - 5 Sep 194219420830
Raids in Libya13 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 194219420913
Second Battle of El Alamein23 Oct 1942 - 11 Nov 194219421023
Operation Torch8 Nov 1942 - 16 Nov 194219421108
Advance into Tunisia10 Nov 1942 - 25 Dec 194219421110
Invasion of French Somaliland1 Dec 1942 - 31 Jan 194319421201
Battle of Fad Pass and Sidi Bouzid30 Jan 1943 - 17 Feb 194319430130
Battle of Kasserine Pass19 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 194319430219
Battle of Medenine6 Mar 1943 - 10 Mar 194319430306
Operations Pugilist and Supercharge II19 Mar 1943 - 31 Mar 194319430319
Battle of El Guettar23 Mar 1943 - 7 Apr 194319430323
Battle of Wadi Akarit6 Apr 1943 - 7 Apr 194319430406
Conclusion of the Desert War7 Apr 1943 - 13 May 194319430407
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