Axis turn of February 26th, 1943
After more than two and a half years of fighting near the border between Egypt and Libya, the port of Tobruk was taken by the British pulverising the 20th VolkGrenadier corps. With the control of this important port, the British will be able to supply their continued offensive, hence the Italian army, no match for the Commonwealth one, decided to abandon Cyrenaica pulling back toward Tripoli. Italian authorities are clearly preparing to abandon Benghazi.
In the Soviet Union, in the only serious action of the period, the IV Panzer Corps was dislodged West of Moscow by a strong offensive, but a counteroffensive on the 25th Tank Corps re-established the front.
Up North, the Fins are more and more hard pressed and isolated with Helsinki’s port frozen for at least another month, blocking any aid and material the Germans are trying to send.
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