El Alamein

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 08 May 2014 15:23

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Lieutenant General Leese with his Divisional Commanders before El Alamein - October 1942.

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 12 May 2014 02:56

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Lieutenant General Lumsden with his Divisional Commanders before El Alamein - October 1942.

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 25 May 2014 21:53

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Capture of General von Thoma - Nov 4, 1942.

The commander of the Afrika Korps, General von Thoma was captured when his tank was hit and set on fire; He was rescued with minor burns on the legs only.

Lieutenant Grant Singer, of the 10. Hussars, moved with his light tank when suddenly he found an isolated German tank. As he was to close for a withdrawal, he went ahead with full speed, while firing on it. Soon a German looked out the turret with his hands high. The German turned to be General von Thoma.

At 13:00 hours Bayerlein returned to the Afrika Korps CP and reported about the fight. At first the Kampfstaffel (security element of the CiC) retained the ground around Tel El Manspra, with the 21. Pz in the north and the 15. Pz in the south; however the Kampfstaffel was soon swept and General von Thoma with it. Bayerlein escaped on foot while the enemy was consolidating the height of Tel El Manspra.

Sources: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.
"El 9. Regimiento Real de Lanceros de la Reina, 1936-1945". Joan Bright. Círculo Militar. Buenos Aires.
“Rommel y el Afrika Korps”. H.G. von Esebeck. Círculo Militar. Buenos Aires. Abril 1955.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by Pips » 26 May 2014 09:07

That's a classic photo. Montgomery's expression seems to be "what the dickens is he doing here? :)

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Re: El Alamein

Post by Urmel » 29 May 2014 13:07

I think he's rather unconvinced by the shoddy salute.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 15 Jun 2014 00:12

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Armoured assests of the 8º Army.

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 06 Jul 2014 13:02

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Clearing the devil's gardens...................

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 25 Jul 2014 22:42

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Infantry Combat...................

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by tigre » 18 Aug 2014 17:17

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Infantry in action...................

Source: El Alamein by Michael Carver. London.

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Re: El Alamein

Post by mal turnbul » 12 Oct 2015 10:29

Very costly for the africa corps in men and specially material. Certainly were at the end of there tether.

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