Das Afrika Korps: Erwin Rommel and the Germans in Africa, 1941-43

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Action-packed history of the Germans in Africa in World War II One of the most famous military units of all time under one of the best commanders The early campaigns in the Western Desert, Tobruk, El Alamein, and more

From 1941 to 1943, the German Afrika Korps roared into military legend with its bold exploits in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Before the tide turned in late 1942, Erwin Rommel defeated larger British forces, but supply problems and the arrival of the Americans made ...

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Overview

Action-packed history of the Germans in Africa in World War II One of the most famous military units of all time under one of the best commanders The early campaigns in the Western Desert, Tobruk, El Alamein, and more

From 1941 to 1943, the German Afrika Korps roared into military legend with its bold exploits in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Before the tide turned in late 1942, Erwin Rommel defeated larger British forces, but supply problems and the arrival of the Americans made it impossible for the Germans to keep up their offensive. The remnants of the Afrika Korps surrendered in May 1943.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811705912
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 1,560,214
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Afrika Korps 1

Chapter 2 The Way to Tobruk 14

Chapter 3 Battle at Sollum 62

Chapter 4 The Luftwaffe in Africa 76

Chapter 5 Logistical Problems of the Deutsches Afrika Korps 92

Chapter 6 The Great Winter Battle 96

Chapter 7 Between Two Offensives 125

Chapter 8 The Path to Tobruk and El Alamein 129

Chapter 9 Eagles over the Desert 178

Chapter 10 From El Alamein to the Mareth Position 191

Chapter 11 Operation "Torch": The Landings in Northwest Africa 200

Chapter 12 The Retreat of Panzer-Armee Afrika 212

Chapter 13 The End in Africa 228

Appendices 233

Select Bibliography 247

Index 249

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