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WWII: German Afrika Korps surrender to Allied forces

13th May 1943

The Afrika Korps was derived and formed upon Adolf Hitler's personal choice of Erwin Rommel to its command. Following the defeat at El Alamein and the Allied invasion in Morocco and Algeria, The German Armed Forces High Command upgraded its presence in Africa, but by May the next year the last remnants of the Afrikakorps surrendered, along with all other remaining Axis forces in North Africa.

Further Reading

Afrika Korps
(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Ian Baxter

Afrika Korps is an illustrated record of Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel and his desert troops that fought in North Africa against British and Commonwealth forces between 1941 and 1943. Using previously rare and unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of individuals who took part in the desert… Read more...

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