Totensonntag at Sidi Rezegh

23 November 1941: The South African 5th Brigade are decimated after being overrun by German panzers

For the Lutheran Church, Sunday, November 23, 1941, was ‘Totensonntag’ - the ‘Sunday of the Dead’, dedicated to the fallen of the First World War. In North Africa it saw some of the most intense fighting in the battles so far.

Sidi Rezegh, a key point 20 miles south of Tobruk, had been in dispute since the beginning of Operation Crusader. Now Rommel so…

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