William Hazlitt's Political Essays: The Character of Mr. Burke
Quote of the Day: January 21, 2012

Liveblogging World War II: January 21, 1942


In North Africa... Rommel's second offensive begins. Cautious probing reveals that the British are ill situated and the German attacks meet with quick success. The Germans employ 100 tanks in their drive advancing to El Agheila on the inland flank while German and Italian infantry advance along the coast. The British forward defenses are manned by a Guard Brigade and part of 1st Armored Division. The attack when it comes, comes as a surprise.