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    Western Desert, 1942: British tank recovery crew scrambles for cover as German gunners open up in the direction of the recovery location. The crew has just loaded a disabled Crusader tank onto the flatbed.

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

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

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

    Panzer III in the Desert 1942.

    Rommel with his aides in the Lybian desert 1942

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

    Guerrilla Warfare. The French Resistance played a vital part in aiding the Allies to success in Western Europe -especially leading up to D-Day in June 1944. The French Resistance supplied the Allies with vital intelligence reports as well as doing a huge amount of work to disrupt the German supply and communication lines within France. No glorification, no heroism, just history. *Note the British "Sten" submachine gun shouldered by the rear most fighter.

    Western Pomerania early 1945 in Tsedena sector. men of the 1st Marine-Infantry Division open fire on Soviet positions. This unit was formed in February 1945 in the Stettin area.

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    General Erwin Rommel. A German, but not a Nazi, which led to his death.

    Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (l) talks with Italian allies in the field during the occupation of Tobruk in July 1942. Note on the back of the image dated 4 July 1942: Field Marshal Rommel during strategic planning in the desert in 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.

    A Bishop 25-pdr self-propelled gun in the Western Desert, 25 September 1942.

    Soviet T-26 Tank abandoned during the retreat of Soviet troops on the western outskirts of Stalingrad in 1942.

    Battle-hardened veterans of Montgomery’s Desert Rats stride along a desert track.

    Panzerkampfwagen iv, ausf d: icon of western front.

    Erwin rommel | Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Afrikakorps soldier in the desert taking his comrade's boots to the cobbler.

    Parnall, C H (Lt) -- A Women's Royal Naval Service plotter at work in the Operations Room at Derby House in Liverpool, the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches, September 1944. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints ~