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Battle for the Middle East (con't)

1941

1941N

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', May 14, 1941

The Vichy Syria backdoor to Iraq granted German forces access to Rashid Ali's pro-Axis regime.

1941K

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', May 30, 1941

May 20, 1941, Germany invades Crete.

"In my opinion the limit of endurance has been reached by the troops under
my command . . . our position here is hopeless."
- Major General Freyberg VC - (Shortley before the evacuation of Crete) - May 1941

1941L

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 1941

1941NN

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', June 9 1941

Marianne (symbol of France), from her cell watches the battle for Syria.

1941O

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', June 9, 1941

Admiral Darlan, Vichy Naval Commander and Second-in-Command to Marshal Petain, conducted a policy of
collaboration with Nazi Germany.

1941P

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', June 10, 1941

British and Free French forces invade Lebanon and Syria.

1941T

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 15, 1941

This David Low Cartoon appeared one week before Germay's invasion of the Soviet Union
(Operaion Barbarossa), June 22, 1941.

1941_D

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 26, 1941

1941_E

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', July 7, 1941

1941S

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', July 14, 1941

July 12, 1941, an armistice between the Vichy French forces and the British was negotiated resulting in the
surrender of Lebanon & Syria.

1941OO

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', July 16, 1941

For the British, almost a clean house in the Middle East, except for Egypt.

1941U

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', August 28, 1941

August 25, 1941, Anglo - Soviet invasion of Iran.

1941W

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 1941

1941AA

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', November 15, 1941

The aircraft carrier Ark Royal was sunk by a German torpedo in the Mediterranean, off Gilbraltar.

1941BB

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', December 1, 1941

1941_F

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', December 2, 1941

Depicted: Afrika-Korps Commander, Erwin Rommel

1941V

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 2, 1941

Rommel pushed back to the Gazala line, Libya.

1941X

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 3, 1941

British forces retake Benghazi, Libya

1941CC

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', December 13, 1941

1941Y

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 19, 1941

1941Z

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 1941

British forces retake Benghazi, Libya.

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