by COL Scott Pritchett

Germany's war in North Africa began on 12 February 1941 with the arrival of Rommel's staff (Aufklärungsstab Rommel) in Tripoli, Libya and ended two years later on 13 May 1943 with the final surrender of Heeresgruppe Afrika in Tunisia.  The intervening twenty-seven months of combat operations, and the almost 300,000 Wehrmacht soldiers who fought the battles and campaigns, chronicle a unique part of warfare in WWII.  The sections below will provide the reader with analysis of the symbol that identified the dessert warriors that fought in the campaign; The AFRIKAKORPS cuffitittle. 

Please see the   Acknowledgement page for bibliography and credits.

All sections created by Scott Pritchett with layout and editing by Sebastian Bianchi


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