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Inside the Afrika Korps : the Crusader Battles, 1941-1942 - KRIEBEL COLONEL RAINER

Inside the Afrika Korps

the Crusader Battles, 1941-1942

Hardcover Published: 7th April 1999
ISBN: 9781853673221
Number Of Pages: 331

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This book presents the battles of the Afrika Korps as seen through the eyes of a trained general staff officer, and provides key insight into a formidable fighting force at the height of its power. Kriebel's account highlights the German response to the Crusader offensive and analyzes the unparalleled genius and fatal flaws of Erwin Rommel's generalship. Exposes the secrets of Rommel's exemplary fighting force's success as well as the dangers inherent in victory.

Editor's Introductionp. 11
History of the Campaign in North Africap. 17
Political and Operational Conduct of the German and Italian High Commandp. 19
Preparations for the Autumn Battlep. 28
The Defensive Battle on the Egyptian Frontierp. 34
Repulse of the First British Advance on Tobrukp. 57
The Battle for the Gazala Positionp. 152
The Withdrawal of Panzergruppe Afrika from Gazala to the Marsa el Bregha Position, 17 December 1941-12 January 1942p. 188
The German Counteroffensive for the Reconquest of Cyrenaica, January-February 1942p. 223
Events on the British Side, 18 November 1941-17 February 1942p. 253
Artillery in the Desertp. 259
British Tacticsp. 274
German Defensive Tactics, 7 May-15 June 1941p. 293
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9781853673221
ISBN-10: 1853673226
Series: German debriefs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 331
Published: 7th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 24.1  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64