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Today in World War II History—November 18, 1941

British Matilda tanks on the move outside the perimeter of Tobruk, 18 November 1941 (Imperial War Museum: E 6600)

British Matilda tanks on the move outside the perimeter of Tobruk, 18 November 1941 (Imperial War Museum: E 6600)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 18, 1941: Operation Crusader begins as British launch offensive to relieve Tobruk, Libya.

Gen. Sir Alan Brooke replaces Field Marshal John Dill as British Chief of the Imperial General Staff.

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