Armor of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (Armour at war 7021)
By Tom Cockle
Publisher: Concord Publications 2001 72 Pages
PDF 34 MB
In early February 1941, the Italian Army was on the brink of" a disastrous defeat in North Africa. The British Army had been steadily pushing them back from Egypt since 9 December 1940 and on 5 February had cut off their retreat along the coastal road at Beda Fomm. Within two days, their army lay shattered with only 7.000 weak and demoralized troops barring the way to a British advance into Tripolifania. The British had destroyed an Italian Army of four corps, capturing 130,000 prisoners, 400 tanks and about 1.300 guns against the loss of 500 killed, 1373 wounded and 55 missing.