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Rommel & his army retreated to the mts of Tunisia to regroup with other German divisions. He gained ground in Feb, then lost his nerve & withdrew to the south, where he took a drubbing from the UK. Devastated he flew to Berlin to ask Hitler to pull out of N Africa, & was put on sick leave. Without their leader, Germ forces still inflicted damage, especially among inexperienced US troops. But improved Sherman tanks with 75-mm guns helped neutralize the Panzers. So did the arrival of George…

Wedding photo of General George Patton and Beatrice Ayer.Throughout his miliatry career, George wrote the most beautiful love letters to Beatrice - "I love you so, Bea ... I am not so hellish young and it is not spring, yet still I love you just as much as if we were 22 again on the baseball grandstand at West Point the night I graduated."

800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora Adolf Hitler (Center), Albert Speer (left) and other dignitaries arrived at the site at Rugenwalde (now Darłowo, Poland), where they were represented the 800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora (80-cm-Kanone (E) and the prototype of the SAU SD. Kfz. 184 ' Ferdinand '. Rugenwalde, march 19th 1943

Wolf’s Lair (Poland). 'The Wolf’s Lair, Hitler’s headquarters during WWII, was so well designed that the Allies had no idea it existed until it was overrun by the Red Army in 1945. They might not have needed to had one of Hitler’s own men, Colonel Claus von Stauff enberg, been more successful in his bid to assassinate the Führer here six months earlier. The ramshackle location takes a little imagination to appreciate fully.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/poland