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 Lieutenant) September 01, 2016
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We’re in North Africa in this episode of the podcast.

The War in the desert was full of ups and downs for both Axis and Allies. In January 1941 Tobruk fell to the Allies. With the arrival of Rommel the Allies were forced back and Tobruk held out under siege for seven months, depriving...read more

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 Lieutenant) June 09, 2015

The Afrika Korps was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its...read more

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In April and May 1941, the previously successful blitzkrieg tactics of the German Army met defeat by the outnumbered Australian forces of the 9th Division at Tobruk. The Australian infantry achieved victory through a successful all-around defense against tank attacks in force. By employing all...read more

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Depuis septembre 1940, le continent africain est le lieu de combats acharnés entre Italiens et Britanniques. L'Italie, présente en Libye, n'a de cesse de conquérir l'Égypte, alors sous contrôle de la Grande-Bretagne. Écrasés par les forces britanniques, les Italiens reçoivent le renfort des...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 21, 2014
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War on the Southern Front (WSF) is the second installment HPS's Total War in Europe series. It focuses on the ground and air campaigns fought in the regions surrounding the Mediterranean in 1940-43. This includes the Italian Invasion of Greece in 1940, the subsequent German invasion of the...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 08, 2014
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When the German General, Erwin Rommel, landed in Libya during the Second World War he found a strange land almost devoid of life. The majority of the population lived in small towns along the coast where the land was green and rich but where just a few miles inland, the burning desert reigned...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 17, 2014
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... Advancing west along the Libyan coast, the 6th Australian Division captured Tobruk from the Italians on 21-22 January 1941 and the town became a garrison for the Australian and British forces. In early March, one of Hitler's best generals, Erwin Rommel with his Afrika Korps, came to the aid...read more

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 HQ Batallón) September 19, 2014
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  1. Rommel arriving at Tripoli, Libya, 12 Feb 1941.
  2. Then-General (later Field Marshal) Erwin Rommel in a trench near Tobruk, along with an officer from the Italian contingent that accompanied Rommel on this tour (September 1941, partially colorized by Doug).
  3. Rommel receives
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