Bardia in Libya falls to Australian, British, and Free French forces in Operation Crossbow
SLATE INFORMATION: Bardia
Allied troops in final battle for Bardia including combat activities with armored vehicles, guns, singing soldiers advancing on foot and surrendering prisoners of war followed by Allied occupation activities
AUSTRALIA...MILITARY. W.Empire Troops capture Bardia
BARDIA. Fall of Bardia.. More prisoners..artillery bombarding..Navy bombarding..ship sunk in Bardia Harbour..scenes in Bardia..ruins etc..
FRANCE. Military. Free French Forces help to capture Bardia.
MILITARY. BRITISH W. Empire and Allied Troops capture Bardia
NAVAL (British). Anti-aircraft firing (G.) on board ship. Battleships and Destroyers bombard Bardia prior to fall..Italian ship sunk in Bardia Harbour..
PRISONERS OF WAR Fall of Bardia..thousands captured..one comes out of trench with hands up
Military - Active; Libya
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Background: Bardia in Libya falls to Australian, British, and Free French forces in Operation Crossbow