The Battle of Bardia was the first battle of the war
in which an Australian Army formation took part, the first to be commanded by
an Australian general and the first to be planned by an Australian staff.
It was fought over three days between 3 and 5 January 1941, as
part of Operation Compass, which was also the first military operation of the Western
Desert Campaign of the Second World War.
Major General Iven Mackay's 6th Division assaulted the
strongly held Italian fortress of Bardia, Libya, assisted by air support and
naval gunfire, and under the cover of an artillery barrage.
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