An Italian soldier surrendering to an Indian soldier in North Africa at the onset of Operation Crusader, Nov 1941Erwin Rommel speaking to German Colonel Paul Diesener and Italian General Navarini, North Africa, 21 Nov 1941Erwin Rommel with the German 15th Panzer Division in Libya, 24 Nov 1941; note Hanomag Kfz. 15 and SdKfz. 221/222 vehiclesBritish Crusader tank passing a burning German Panzer IV tank in North Africa during Operation Crusader, 27 Nov 1941
An Italian soldier surrendering to an Indian soldier in North Africa at the onset of Operation Crusader, Nov 1941Erwin Rommel speaking to German Colonel Paul Diesener and Italian General Navarini, North Africa, 21 Nov 1941Erwin Rommel with the German 15th Panzer Division in Libya, 24 Nov 1941; note Hanomag Kfz. 15 and SdKfz. 221/222 vehiclesBritish Crusader tank passing a burning German Panzer IV tank in North Africa during Operation Crusader, 27 Nov 1941
Erwin Rommel speaking to German officers near Tobruk, Libya, 29 Nov 1941A group of Sikh soldiers of an Indian unit in North Africa during Operation Crusader, late 1941; note Bren machine gun and Lee-Enfield riflesComrades of Rifleman John Beeley of 1st King’s Royal Rifle Corps who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross at Battle of Sidi Rezegh on 21 Nov 1941 are working on his cross, 22 May 1942.
Erwin Rommel speaking to German officers near Tobruk, Libya, 29 Nov 1941A group of Sikh soldiers of an Indian unit in North Africa during Operation Crusader, late 1941; note Bren machine gun and Lee-Enfield riflesComrades of Rifleman John Beeley of 1st King’s Royal Rifle Corps who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross at Battle of Sidi Rezegh on 21 Nov 1941 are working on his cross, 22 May 1942.
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