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Today in World War II History—March 24, 1941

Panzer Mk IIIs and Mk IIs cross under the Marble Arch at Sirte, Libya, 21 March 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-782-0009-01A)

Panzer Mk IIIs and Mk IIs cross under the Marble Arch at Sirte, Libya, 21 March 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-782-0009-01A)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 24, 1941: In North Africa, German Gen. Erwin Rommel launches the first major attack of the Afrikakorps against the British, taking El Agheila, Libya.