Today in World War II History—January 24, 1941
Matilda tank en route into Tobruk, Libya, 24 Jan 1941; note British soldiers displaying a captured Italian flag (Imperial War Museum: 4700-32 E 1772)
80 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1941: In Libya British armored forces divide Italian forces at Mechili.
Romanian army crushes the fascist Iron Guard uprising, and the Iron Guard’s leader flees to Germany.