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Rommel's Afrika Korps Tobruk to El Alamein PIER PAOLO BATTISTELLI earned his PhD in military history at the University of Padua. A scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy throughout World War II, he is a freelance writer on historical subjects and has worked with several Italian publishers and institutions. Battle Orders • 20 Rommel's Afrika Korps Tobruk to El Alamein Pier Paolo Battistelli Consultant editor Dr Duncan Anderson • Series editors Marcus Cowper and Nikolai Bogdanovic First published in 2006 by Osprey Publishing Acknowledgements Midland House, West Way, Botley, Oxford O X 2 OPH, UK 443 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016, USA Although the name 'Afrika Korps' specifically designated one E-mail: info@ospreypublishing.com particular corps in the German Army, it has often been applied © 2006 Osprey Publishing Limited to all the German units in North Africa. For reasons of space this title does not cover all the German units in the Western Desert, All rights reserved. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, neither it takes into account the Italian units that, on some research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents occasions, were part of the Afrika Korps. Instead it focuses on Act, 1988, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, the German divisions that fought between Tobruk and El Alamein or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrical, chemical, mechanical, in 1941/42. optical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission The author wishes to thank those who helped him in this of the copyright owner. Enquiries should be addressed t o the Publishers. work: Antonio Attarantato, dottor (MA) Piero Crociani (Rome ISBN 10: I 84176 901 0 University La Sapienza),Tenente Colonnello Antonio Di Gangi ISBNI3:978 I 84176 901 I (Ufficio Storico SME), dottor (MA) Alessandro Gionfrida (Ufficio Storico SME), dottor (MA) Alberto Manca, dottor (MA) Andrea Editorial by llios Publishing, Oxford, UK (www.iliospublishing.com) Molinari, Carlo Pecchi, dottor (MA) Federico Peyrani, dottor Cartography: Bounford.com, Huntingdon, UK (MA) Angelo Luigi Pirocchi, Maresciallo Maurizio Saporiti (Ufficio Page layouts: Bounford.com, Huntingdon, UK Storico SME), Dr.Thomas Schlemmer (IfZG Miinchen), Mr Index by Glyn Sutcliffe Stephen Walton (IWM Department of Documents).Very special Originated by United Graphics Pte Ltd., Singapore thanks go toTenente Colonnello Filippo Cappellano (Ufficio Storico SME), whose assistance in research proved invaluable; to 06 07 08 09 10 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 I Marcus Cowper, who answered my many questions with extreme A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. patience; to Roberto Machella (chairman of the Military Historical Center), whose work with microfilms is beyond any thanks; to FOR A CATALOGUE OF ALL BOOKS PUBLISHED BY OSPREY MILITARY A N D Dr Christopher Pugsley (RMA Sandhurst) and Dr Klaus Schmider AVIATION PLEASE CONTACT: (RMA Sandhurst), who kindly revised the text. Any omission or mistake is entirely my own. NORTH AMERICA Osprey Direct, C/O Random House Distribution Center, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, M D 21157, USA E-mail: in

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