This timeline covers all
the political and military events that occurred within Africa and
the Middle East between the years 1940 and 1943.
man of us, Tobruk was a symbol of British resistance, and we
are now going to finish with it for good."
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Field Marshal Bernard
Field Marshal Erwin
German SdKfz 222
The SdKfz 222 that served with the
Afrika Korps reconnaissance units and was armed with a
2cm cannon and a coaxial machine-gun. Carrying a 3 man
crew, it had performed well enough, but was handicapped
in the desert by its relatively short cross-country range
of 100 miles.