"The British empire threw the Italians out of Somaliland and captured 200,000 in Libya"
by cm

The British Army began its counter-attack on the Italians in North Africa at the end of 1940, driving them out of Egypt and going on to take Tobruk in Libya on 22nd January 1941.   Within two months they had taken 130,000 Italian prisoners.   Meanwhile, British Empire troops advanced into Eritrea, Abyssinia and Somaliland.