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This is the order of battle for Operation Battleaxe, a Second World War battle between the British Commonwealth and the European Axis Powers Germany and Italy in North Africa in June 1941.

British and Commonwealth ForcesEdit

Commander in Chief, Middle East - General Archibald Wavell

German and Italian forcesEdit

Commandante Superiore, Generale d'Armata Italo Gariboldi[2]


  1. The 4th Armoured Brigade was under the effective command of Masservy's 4th Indian Infantry Division
  2. The Commandante Superiore was Rommel's superior on paper, but not in practice.


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