The Italian army barracks at Upper Sollum, near the Libyan-Egyptian border, were captured by the Māori Battalion on the early morning of 23 November 1941. More than 250 German and Italian prisoners were taken, but the Battalion lost 20 dead and 33 wounded, mainly to retaliatory artillery fire from Halfaya. The foreground shows the type of rocky, flat terrain across which the attack was made.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Photographer: W Timmins
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