Engagements And Campaigns Fought By The 7th Armoured Division


During the Second World War the 7th Armoured Division was involved in many of the major campaigns and engagements in the Western Desert, Italy and Northern Europe. This page and the ones dealing with the respective years, contain as much information that I have found so far each engagement, but I apologise if I have omitted anything.

Campaigns and engagements - 1940:

Egypt-Libya Border Raids and Fort Capuzzo, Sid-Barrani

Campaigns and engagements - 1941:

Bardia & Tobruk, Beda-Fomm, Rommel's First Attack, "Operation Brevity", "Operation Battle-Axe", "Operation Crusader" (including Sidi Rezegh and Rommel's Raid, The Axis Withdrawal and Clearing Cyrenaica)

Campaigns and engagements - 1942:

Gazala and the Cauldron, First Alamein, Alam Halfa, El Alamein, The drive to Tripoli

Campaigns and engagements - 1943:

Tunisia, The Wait In North Africa, Italy and the Volturno Crossing

Campaigns and engagements - 1944:

Preparations in England, Normandy campaign (including Villers-Bocage, The Brigade Box, Operation Goodwood, Operation Spring, Operation Bluecoat, Breakout to the Seine), Liberation of Ghent, Clearing the Maas, Guarding the Maas

Campaigns and engagements - 1945:

Operation Blackcock, Operation Plunder (Crossing the Rhine), Teutoberger Wald to the Weser, The Final Push To Hamburg and Berlin



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