Overview

This book explores the experiences of the German Afrika Korps soldier during the North Africa campaign of World War II (1939-1945), from the Korps' arrival in the North African theater in February 1941 to its eventual surrender in Tunisia in May 1943, with a particular focus on the intense period of warfare in the Western Desert between 1941 and 1942. Under the leadership of one of the war's most famous commanders, Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps grew to include a broad range of armor, infantry, artillery, ...
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Afrikakorps Soldier 1941-43

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Overview

This book explores the experiences of the German Afrika Korps soldier during the North Africa campaign of World War II (1939-1945), from the Korps' arrival in the North African theater in February 1941 to its eventual surrender in Tunisia in May 1943, with a particular focus on the intense period of warfare in the Western Desert between 1941 and 1942. Under the leadership of one of the war's most famous commanders, Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps grew to include a broad range of armor, infantry, artillery, anti-tank, engineer, communication, supply, medical and service elements. The soldiers of the Afrika Korps considered themselves as part of an elite, a highly select group that had no equal, not only in the German Army, but in the rest of the world.
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"This book tells of the experiences of [Afrikakorps] soldiers during the North Africa campaign beginning in February 1941 to its surrender in Tunisia in May 1943. The author includes many unpublished photographs; plus 8 full-color plates of the Afrikakorps soldier depicting their equipment, weaponry, uniforms, recruitment, training and combat." -www.mataka.org (November 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472801845
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Pier Paolo Battistelli earned his PhD in military history at the University of Padua. A scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy throughout World War II, he is active in Italy and abroad writing titles and essays on military history subjects. A contributor to the Italian Army Historical Office, he is currently revising his PhD thesis for publication: The War of the Axis: German and Italian Military Partnership in World War Two, 1939-1943. The author lives in Italy.
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Table of Contents

The Afrikakorps 4

Chronology 8

Recruitment and Enlistment 10

Training 14

Appearance and Equipment 20

Life on Campaign 30

Belief and Belonging 40

Experience of Battle 46

After the Battle 56

Bibliography 62

Index 64

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