The Armour of Rommel's Afrika Korps

Ian Baxter

The Deutsche Afrika Korps (best known as simply Afrika Korps) built up a well-deserved reputation as a superb fighting machine.
Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526722393
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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The Deutsche Afrika Korps (best known as simply Afrika Korps) built up a well-deserved reputation as a superb fighting machine. While this was founded on the leadership and tactical genius of its legendary commander Erwin Rommel and the fighting skills of its officers and men, another vital element was its equipment in general and armor in particular.

This superbly illustrated Images of War book reveals the full range of German armored vehicles that saw service in North Africa over the two year period 1941 to mid-1943. As well as the formidable panzers , such as the Tiger and Panther tanks, there were Sturmartillerie equipments, reconnaissance vehicles, half- tracks, armored cars, Panzerkampwagens and motor cycles. All had their roles to play.

While the Allies triumphed in North Africa ultimately, the combination of German design and engineering with superb generalship and fighting spirit, very nearly changed the course of the Second World War in 1942. Military historians and equipment enthusiasts will find this a fascinating and authoritative book.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter has been collecting World War II images and writing about World War II for many years. He is the author of German Armoured Warfare of World War II: The Unpublished Photographs.

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