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Naples - Tripoli 1941.
On February 28, 1941, Panzer-Regiment 5 embarked in Wünsdorf heading towards Naples. In Naples, the regiment was loaded into 5 ships with an average of 10,000-12,000 tons. The convoy was formed by the transports "Wachtfels", "Reichenfels", "Acturus", "Alicante" and "Leverkusen" and departure on March 7, 1941.
Panzers in the Sand - The History of the Panzer-Regiment 5, Vol. 1, 1935-41.
In the period from March 26 to April 10, 1941, the final preparations for a transport to the war theater in Libya were executed. On April 11, the I / PR 8 began its loading in Schwetzingen, for the rail transport by the Brennero - Florence - Rome - Naples. From here, the regiment will be transported by sea in 3 convoys to Africa. The vessels of the convoy were: Leverkusen, Rialto, Ankara, Burma, Gritti, Kybfels, Poscarini, Reichenfeld and Venerio. On the night of 13 to 14 April 1941, the first transport train arrived in Naples ........
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