Data on the comparative fighting abilities of Germans and Italians:
> Axis prisoner arrivals in Egypt via Alexandria totaled 8,108 by mid-December (as against the
180,000 Italians captured in the first Libyan campaign).
> Captured Italians from Libya and German fifth columnists from Iran were landed
in Australia. For every eight Germans: one guard. For every 40
Italians: one guard.
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