Throughout the campaign in North Africa, especially during 1941 and 1942, the Mark III was the German Army’s main strike weapon. Fast and manoeuvrable it was well suited to the desert conditions. It could be fitted with either a 37 mm or 50 mm cannon.

A German Panzer III Ausf.L that was knocked out by Australian anti-tank gunners at El Alamein in August 1942. A small hole slightly above and between the 2nd and 3rd wheels from the right was where the effective shell entered [Via]

Knocked out Panzer III near El Alamein, 16 September 1942 [Via]

A side view of a long gunned Panzer III armed abandoned in the desert close to El Alamein [Via]

Two of seven German Panzer III destroyed by an Australian anti-tank battery near Tel el Eisa on 5 October 1942. A total of 17 German tanks were attacking [Via]

A captured German Panzer Mk III tank, North Africa, 1942 [Via]

German Panzer III tank destroyed during the Second Battle of El Alamein near El Aqquqir, Egypt. November 1942 [Via]

Confrontation: A German Panzer III crewman lifts his hands in surrender to an advancing British soldier during the battle of El Alamein [Via]

Posed photograph of infantry sheltering from ‘enemy shellfire’ beside a knocked-out German PzKpfw III tank, 2 November 1942 [Via]

Allied soldiers examine a destroyed Panzer, El Alamein 1942 [Via]

A soldier examines the wreckage of a PzKpfw III tank blown up by the Royal Engineers to prevent the Germans from recovering it, October 1942 [Via]

A disabled German PzKpfw III tank is blown up by the Royal Engineers to prevent it being recovered by the enemy, 31 October 1942 [Via]

A soldier examines the wreckage of a PzKpfw III tank blown up by the Royal Engineers to prevent the Germans from recovering it, October 1942 [Via]

A British soldier inspects the grave of a German tank crewman, killed when his PzKpfw III tank was knocked out in the Western Desert, 29 September 1942 [Via]

Troops inspecting a German PzKpfw III tank, knocked out by a 2-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 2 June 1942 [Via]

A Royal Engineers officer checking the wreckage of a German PzKpfw III tank blown up to prevent it being recovered by the enemy, 31 October 1942. He is chalking a letter 'E' on the rear of the tank - denoting 'Extermination' ! [Via]

Hundreds of captured enemy armoured vehicles near El Alamein wait to be broken up for scrap metal, 16 December 1943. In the foreground, a line-up of PzKpfw III tanks [Via]

Wreckage of a German PzKpfw III tank blown up to prevent it being recovered by the enemy [Via]

Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J destroyed in the North African desert [Via]

Mk 3 with Sdz Kfw in background (German photo from Pz Rgt 8) [Via]

Burning Mk3 panzer just after breakthrough at El Alamein [Via]

Hit Mk 3 Ausf.J Panzer [Via]

Decapitated Mk 3 panzer [Via]

PzIII 50mm L/42, El Alamein [Via]

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