By Gordon Rottman, Stephen Andrew
This fifty two web page picture publication from harmony examines the early international conflict II German squaddies who, because the pioneers of a brand new form of struggle; the Blitzkrieg, may overrun Western Europe and finally take regulate of Continental Europe. All inside forty three days of the spring of 1940. DEPOSITили
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There is a discussion between the C. in C. V. Rommel reports on the situation and explains his intention to attack Tobruk from the southeast. Kesselring promises to support this attack with all aircraft at his disposal. He explains that on 15 June, and also today, his formations were unable to support the Panzerarmee as they have been operating against a British convoy en route for Malta. 1815 hours. Sidi Rezegh has been captured by the 21st Panzer Division. 1900 hours. I report on the situation.
The rejection of this advice compelled us to pay a heavy price in lives, material, and shipping, and indeed made our ultimate defeat inevitable. British warships and aircraft based on Malta were particularly active during the period before the Crusader battles, as the following figures show. In July, 1941, 17 per cent of the material sent to Africa was lost, and in August 35 per cent. In September shipping losses on the African route had risen to 38 per cent of the traffic, comprising 49,000 tons sunk and 14,000 damaged.
After the capture of Salonika, General Böhme, the commander of our 18th Corps, was ordered to advance on both sides of Mount Olympus and capture Larissa, thus cutting off the retreat of the British and Greek forces in central Macedonia. General Böhme decided to deploy the 2nd Panzer Division and the 6th Mountain Division, and made the following dispositions. On the right flank a battle group of the 2nd Panzer Division was to advance north of Mount Olympus towards Elasson, where an Australian force was in position.