Rommel's Afrika Korps: El Agheila to El Alamein

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  • Portrait of this famous World War II unit at the height of its success
  • Completely illustrated with photos, maps, and diagrams--in color where available

In the sands of the Western Desert in 1941-42, Erwin Rommel made history as the Desert Fox, waging a brilliant and bold campaign against the British. Beginning at El Agheila in March 1941, the Afrika Korps--frequently outnumbered--drove the British steadily east across Libya and into Egypt. ...

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Overview

  • Portrait of this famous World War II unit at the height of its success
  • Completely illustrated with photos, maps, and diagrams--in color where available

In the sands of the Western Desert in 1941-42, Erwin Rommel made history as the Desert Fox, waging a brilliant and bold campaign against the British. Beginning at El Agheila in March 1941, the Afrika Korps--frequently outnumbered--drove the British steadily east across Libya and into Egypt. The German offensive eventually ground to a halt in a series of battles at El Alamein. In impressive detail, George Bradford depicts what it was like to serve and fight in the Afrika Korps, from its tanks and equipment to its battles and daily life.

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Editorial Reviews

Military Modelcraft International
"George Bradford's new book is an expert summary of the campaign from the German point of view. . . . This is a well-produced and interesting book with enough new material for even the most ardent student of the North African campaign."
The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society
"A good balance between the level of presented detail and the pace of the story."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811704199
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

George Bradford is a technical artist and military historian who has been researching World War II and producing scale drawings for more than thirty years. He lives in Canada.
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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Stackpole: Rommel's Afrika Korps
    El Agheila to El Alamein
    George Bradford


    Chapters:
    The Birth of the Afrika Korps

    Fortress Tobruk & Operation Crusader

    Gazala Battles: Into the Cauldron

    El Alamein: The Final gambit

    The Desert Fox



    The Deutsches Afrika Korps ( D.A.K.) , was filled out from the 5th Panzer Regiment, from 3rd. Panzer Division as well as a few other units. It later became known as the 5th Light Division, & later the 21st. Panzer Division, They were later joined by the 15th Panzer Division.

    This is not a biography on Rommel, rather it's a concise look at the entire Korps, Their Allies & Combatants. Tactics & Deployment from the German point of view.

    Loaded with wartime photos, artists plates, maps, & Order of battle tables for both Germany, Italy, & Great Britain. A wealth of reference for the Military Modeler and Armchair General alike.

    This is a soft cover, Large format book. Brimming with 211 pages, over 100 pictures, color maps, & color plates of the Machinery of War from both sides of the Chess Board. Written by well known Author George R.Bradford , this book should find a place in your Military library.

    Erik Roberson

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