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A British infantryman takes the surrender of the crew of an enemy supply truck in the Western Desert, 2 June 1942.

I spent a summer researching and writing a fifteen page paper on this guy...Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox, Commander of German forces in North Africa 1942. He treated prisoners humanely and refused to kill Jewish prisoners. Forced to commit suicide to save his family because of his part in an assassination attempt on Hitler. -SL Wilhelm

Rommel, The Desert Fox, in North Arica 1942 Erwin Rommel, Commander of German forces in North Africa 1942

Panzer III Desert 1942

Members of the Long Range Desert Group in the North-African desert with a Jolly Roger (circa 1942)

Members of the British Eighth Army fire in the deserts of Libya. July, 1942. Unattributed

4 July 1942: Strategic planning in the desert in Tobruk, North Africa. Field Marshal Rommel talks to the Italian Chief of Staff Cambara (m) and General Calvi (r) about the employment of German and Italian troops to follow the fleeing enemy on the Egyptian border.

One of the most successful examples of the use of deception tactics in the Western Desert was the use of dummies before the Second Battle of El Alamein. Tanks disguised as trucks were massed in the north while trucks disguised as tanks massed in the south, duping the Germans into committing most of their defensive forces to opposing the dummy tanks while the real tanks attacked in the north. North Africa. 26th of October 1942.

21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground. Rommel's leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict.

Ww2 • Panzerkampfwagen iv - icon of western front

Beaton, Cecil -- Cecil Beaton portrait photograph of a Royal Air Force officer in the Western Desert, 1942.

Jack and Chico in the Sahara, 1942 My great grandfather served in North Africa during the second world war. This is a photo of him along with Walter Pearce (Chico) somewhere in the sahara desert (original caption)