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Encyclopedia > Sidi Barrani

Sidi Barrani is a village in Egypt, ~95km from the border with Libya, and ~240km from Tobruk. Sidi Barrani is often mentioned to denote the extent of the initial Italian invasion into Egypt, from Libya, and the Italian Tenth Army would build a series of forts in the vicinity of Sidi Barrani.


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World War 2 Timelines - War in the Desert 1940 - Worldwar-2.net (883 words)
Italian advance in Egypt continues as they capture Sidi Barrani, 60 miles from frontier.
The 4th Indian division captures the Italian camps at Nibeiwa, Tumar East and West, while the 7th Armoured drives south of the camps at Sofafi and Rabia and turns north towards Buq Buq on the coast road.
Sidi Barrani is captured along with over 20,000 Italians, bringing the total captured to nearly 38,000 in 2 days, along with 237 guns and 73 tanks.
News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, Alabama (AL) (302 words)
Sidi Barrani () is a village in Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea, about 95 km (59 miles) east of the border with Libya, and around 240 km (149 miles) from Tobruk.
Sidi Barrani is often used, in historical writing, to mark the extent of the initial Italian invasion into Egypt, from Libya.
Sidi Barrani was a destination point during the total solar eclipse on October 3, 2005, as expeditions traveled to the best observation point, Zawiet Mahtallah, 27 km (16.8 miles) east of Sidi Barrani.
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