A Crusader tank of the Australian 9th Division Cavalry Regiment. Most Allied armoured formations in North Africa were British, and they were the ones who usually bore the brunt of Rommel’s panzer attacks. 10 July 1942
Today in WWII History - 13 May 1943: Reinforced by British and French forces, the U.S. 2nd Corps and its 6th Armored Division seal off the Cape Bon Peninsula near Tunis. More than 250,000 Axis Afrika Korps and Italian troops surrender, effectively ending the war in North Africa, World War II.