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.
Italian advance in Egypt continues as they capture SidiBarrani, 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.
SidiBarrani 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.
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