british convoy

The British cruiser HMS Euryalus takes aim at an Italian warship as the cruiser HMS Cleopatra lays a smoke screen during the Second Battle of Sirte, an engagement between a British convoy and a much stronger Italian naval squadron, credited as a British victory due to the failure of the Italian Navy to halt the convoy despite dealing significantly more damage to the enemy. Gulf of Sidra, Mediterranean Sea. 22nd of March 1942.