War Stories

The campaign and battle of the German Afrika Korps

A very rare book by Carl Rohrig Verlag in German and Italian recalling the 1941 Desert Campaign containing authentic pictures and drawings. (bottom link)

The German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps or DAK), or the Afrika Korps as it was popularly called, was the German expeditionary force 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 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 Allied forces until its surrender in May 1943.

Generalkommando des Deutschen Afrikakorps – Marsch und Kampf des DAK – Band 1 – 1941

Marsch und Kampf des Deutchen Afrikakorps