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Tobruk
Tobruk or Tubruq is a city, seaport, and peninsula on Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt. It is the capital of the Butnan District and has a population of 120,000 ....
Timeline of Events
1941
1.22.1941
World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
5.1.1941
World War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk.
1942
6.21.1942
World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
6.22.1942
Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.