Afrika Korps

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The German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK Loudspeaker.png listen (info • help)), or the Afrika Korps as it was popularly called, was the German army in Libya and Tunisia during the North African Campaign of World War II. The reputation of the Afrika Korps is synonymous with that of its first commander Erwin Rommel, who later commanded the [1] Panzer Army Africa which evolved into the German-Italian Panzer Army (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee) and Army Group Africa, all of which Afrika Korps was a distinct and principal component. Throughout the North African campaign, the Afrika Korps fought against superior Allied forces right to the very end in May 1943 when it surrendered.

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  1. With Rommel in the Desert by Heinz Werner Schmidt