Rommel's Defeat in Africa

Allied planes, and the British 8th Army, attack German positions in Africa across a forty-mile front.  In the desert, tanks smash Rommel's line, allowing enemy infantry to break through. 

The clip, from the National Archives, includes actual battle scenes.  Dazed and shell-shocked German prisoners are rounded-up.  The British advance becomes "the rout of Rommel."  The great general had seen it coming but was unable to persuade Hitler to allow a retreat. 

Credits

Video, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

PD

 

Awesome Stories Silver Membership Required
Registration for an Awesome Stories account is quick and free.
Awesome Stories Silver Membership Required
Registration for an Awesome Stories account is quick and free.