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The Battle of Cape Matapan

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Despite the name Battle of Cape Matapan, the actual fighting was not on Cape Matapan but out to sea in several locations.

The Bologna Division: 19 November – 10 December, 1941

A Breda 20mm MG crew taking combat position under enemy fire. Photo Credit: ww2incolor.com

The Bologna Division had taken such losses in its attempt to contain the Tobruk garrison that a lesser commander might have called it quits.

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