The Action at Mechili was an engagement between units of the British 7th Armoured Division of the Western Desert Force and Italian forces of the 10th Army during Operation Compass. The Italian Army redeemed itself from the campaign's previous disastrous fiascoes. The previous British advantages in reconnaissance, maneuver, and artillery support were greatly reduced due to the British supply shortages in fuel and artillery ammunition, the battle field was now hilly and broken terrain, and they had not yet set up forward air fields. The Italian army positioned well, set up effective fields of fire, maneuvered well, had successful local counter-attacks, and inflicted casualties commensurate with what they received. They delayed the British for days, and retreated in good order with lively and

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  • La battaglia di El Mechili fu uno scontro armato avvenuto nella località libica di , in Cirenaica, tra le forze dell'Impero britannico e quelle italiane, il 24 gennaio 1941, durante l'operazione degli Alleati denominata Compass. Le unità britanniche appartenevano alla 7ª Divisione Corazzata mentre quelle italiane alla 10ª Armata. (it)
  • The Action at Mechili was an engagement between units of the British 7th Armoured Division of the Western Desert Force and Italian forces of the 10th Army during Operation Compass. The Italian Army redeemed itself from the campaign's previous disastrous fiascoes. The previous British advantages in reconnaissance, maneuver, and artillery support were greatly reduced due to the British supply shortages in fuel and artillery ammunition, the battle field was now hilly and broken terrain, and they had not yet set up forward air fields. The Italian army positioned well, set up effective fields of fire, maneuvered well, had successful local counter-attacks, and inflicted casualties commensurate with what they received. They delayed the British for days, and retreated in good order with lively and effective rearguard actions. At the coast the British pursued West along the Via Balbia and inland pursued WSW to cut the Italian retreat at the Battle of Beda Fomm. (en)
  • 1941년 1월 24일 메칠리 사건은 제2차 세계 대전의 서부 사막 전역에서 일어난 전투이다. (ko)
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  • Italian tanks with Fort Mechili in the background. (en)
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  • Richard O'Connor (en)
  • Giuseppe Tellera (en)
  • Michael O'Moore Creagh (en)
  • Rodolfo Graziani (en)
  • Valentino Babini (en)
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  • La battaglia di El Mechili fu uno scontro armato avvenuto nella località libica di , in Cirenaica, tra le forze dell'Impero britannico e quelle italiane, il 24 gennaio 1941, durante l'operazione degli Alleati denominata Compass. Le unità britanniche appartenevano alla 7ª Divisione Corazzata mentre quelle italiane alla 10ª Armata. (it)
  • 1941년 1월 24일 메칠리 사건은 제2차 세계 대전의 서부 사막 전역에서 일어난 전투이다. (ko)
  • The Action at Mechili was an engagement between units of the British 7th Armoured Division of the Western Desert Force and Italian forces of the 10th Army during Operation Compass. The Italian Army redeemed itself from the campaign's previous disastrous fiascoes. The previous British advantages in reconnaissance, maneuver, and artillery support were greatly reduced due to the British supply shortages in fuel and artillery ammunition, the battle field was now hilly and broken terrain, and they had not yet set up forward air fields. The Italian army positioned well, set up effective fields of fire, maneuvered well, had successful local counter-attacks, and inflicted casualties commensurate with what they received. They delayed the British for days, and retreated in good order with lively and (en)
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  • Action at Mechili (en)
  • Battaglia di El Mechili (it)
  • 1941년 1월 24일 메칠리 사건 (ko)
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