Free French defend Bir Hacheim
1st June 1942: A small corner of the Libyan desert is subjected to intense bombing and gunfire as the Free French hold on the 'box' at the end of the Gazala Line
Having consolidated his position in the middle of the British Gazala Line Rommel now turned his attention once again to the most southerly of the defensive 'boxes', at Bir Hacheim, held by the Free French.
Bir Hacheim was probably the best developed of the ‘boxes’, based on a former Ottoman fort …
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