Kurowski: Das Afrika Korps. Erwin Rommel and the Germans in Africa, 1941-43. Hardback
The Afrika Korps. Erwin Rommel and the Germans in Africa, 1941-43.
Hardback, 252 pages, 75 b/w photos, 230 x 155 mm.
'Look! They're coming straight at us'! Unteroffizier Heintze alerted his comrades. He took one of the tanks up in his sights, knocking it out barely 200 meters in front of the gun's position. The second tank continued to approach.
It reeked of burned oil and cordite. The tracks rattled loudly. The steel monster was then in the Germans' position and rolled over one of the gun trails.
It kept going. It was quiet again for a while. Then ten enemy tanks showed up off to the flank.
The flak opened fire at 5,000 metres. When the enemy tanks had closed to 4,000 meters, the lead vehicle was hit and came to a halt. Then a second one was hit.
The enemy was flabbergasted. The Germans were engaging them at ranges that were impossible to conceive. The eight remaining tanks turned and disappeared into the evening twilight.
This title presents the Afrika Korps in action at Hill 208, southwest of Fort Capuzzo.