By Pier Paolo Battistelli
This ebook explores the reports of the German Afrika Korps soldier through the North Africa crusade, from the Korps' arrival within the North African theater in February 1941 to its eventual give up in Tunisia in could 1943, with a specific concentrate on the serious interval of conflict within the Western desolate tract among 1941 and 1942. less than the management of 1 of the war's most renowned commanders, Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps grew to incorporate a extensive variety of armor, infantry, artillery, anti-tank, engineer, verbal exchange, offer, clinical and repair parts. the warriors of the Afrika Korps thought of themselves as a part of an elite, a hugely decide upon team that had no equivalent, not just within the German military, yet within the remainder of the realm.
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On 1 July 1942 Otto Henning was serving as a dispatch rider with his unit, Aufklärungs-Abteilung 580 of the 90. leichteDivision. It had had a hard time at the Alamein defence box; the enemy was not giving up. On 3 July a new attack was started, and Henning’s company moved forward but again the enemy raked it with relentless fire and air attacks and the advance was halted. Bad news soon came; the New Zealanders had overrun Italian troops on the flank of the 90. leichte-Division. A counter-attack was arranged and Henning set out along with his unit.
On 3 July a new attack was started, and Henning’s company moved forward but again the enemy raked it with relentless fire and air attacks and the advance was halted. Bad news soon came; the New Zealanders had overrun Italian troops on the flank of the 90. leichte-Division. A counter-attack was arranged and Henning set out along with his unit. Soon they came under artillery fire again, and Henning could not help closing in with his Kübelwagen to his commander’s vehicle, which made him feel safer.
The Flak 36/37 or 41 88mm gun was in use only with the Luftwaffe’s Flak Abteilung, or anti-aircraft detachment, which was equivalent to a battalion. The army counterpart at the time was the Flieger Abwehr Abteilung that, missing the ‘Kanone’ word from the Flieger Abwehr acronym, was equipped only with light 20mm guns. The first to arrive in North Africa was I Abteilung of Flak-Regiment 33, followed by I Abteilung of Flak-Regiment 18, which later formed the core of Flak-Regiment 135. This, along with Flak-Regiment 102, eventually formed the 19.