South Africa troops in Benghazi, December 1941
Here we see troops from a South African armoured car units (probably the 4th South African Armoured Car Regiment), part of the 7th Armoured Division), celebrating Christmas in Benghazi in December 1941, during the advance after Operation Crusader. The port only remained in Allied hands for just over a month, before falling to Rommel during his Second Offensive. The leading armoured car is probably a Harmon Herrington Mk II, which carried a Boyes anti-tank gun and a 7.7mm machine gun in the turret.
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Rickard, J (25 February 2017), South Africa troops in Benghazi, December 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_benghazi_christmas_1941.html