DISPATCHES FROM LIBYA: "Reports from Benghazi, capital of italian Libya, indicated that the British were intensifying their attacks against Giarabub in an effort to strengthen their exposed left flank against counterattacks. .. As in Bardia, Australian troops were in th evanguard of the attacking force. It was understood that Marshal Rodolfo Graziani had massed the cream of his Black Shirt Legionnaires to meet the assault. British sources estimated that 1,000 or more German planes to assist were being flown from Italy... Italy's high command admitted today that Bardia had fallen and was completely in British hands."
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