Operation Nicety

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Operation Nicety
Part of Mediterranean, Middle East and African theatre
North African Campaign, Western Desert Campaign
Date 15-16 September, 1942
Location Jalo oasis, Italian Libya, North Africa
Result Italian victory
 United Kingdom  Italy

Operation Nicety was an operation in September 1942 during the Second World War by the Sudan Defence Force. It was designed to support the raiding forces taking part in Operation Agreement, Operation Caravan and Operation Bigamy. The objective of the operation was the seizure of the Jalo oasis in the Libyan desert to support the withdrawal of the forces involved in the other operations. The operation was a failure: the Germans had discovered the plans for all four operations on the body of a dead officer taking part in Operation Agreement. Forewarned, the Italian garrison at Jalo had been warned and reinforced which easily repelled the attack on the night 15–16 September.[1]


  1. ^ Molinari, pp.70–72
  • Molinari, Andrea.Desert raiders; Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940-43. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-84603-006-4