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Bar Cross over Desert Sand


subtitled: color photographic work of the German Afrika korps

Begins with the loading of troop ships destined for Africa and covers the history of the entire African
theater under General Erwin Rommel. With nice photos of tanks, uniforms, equipment, panzer units,
airplanes, soldiers, officers etc.

Here are some excerpts from an official contemporary book review:
Beginning in the spring of 1941 with the arrival the first units of the German Afrika Korps in Tripoli,
the Balkan Cross insignia of the German Luftwaffe has accompanied the battles and relentless
advance of the German and Italian Axis armies.
In vivid, poignant photographs, in first hand reports and graphic details, the events here in "Afrika"
have been brought once again to life for the reader to experience.
This work is dedicated as a monument to the memory of our unforgettable heroes
of the German Afrika Korps.

Hardcover

  • 159 pages
  • 100 very rare photos, mostly in color
  • one map

In very good exterior and very good interior condition.
Foxing to boards and endpapers, else ok. A copy with intact spine is very rare(!).

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 10-1/4" x 8"  ~1.6 lbs.

by Luftwaffen Krgsb.K.ie
Published by Gerhard S. Verlag/ OLDB

Table of contents:

- Foreword by Field Marshal Rommel
- In an air force war correspondents company.
    The Ghibli
- In the snow and ice of home
    In paradise
- Through the air to General Rommel
- Across the sea to General Rommel
- Soldiers in North Africa
- With a battalion of motorcyclists into the desert          
   Benghazi
   Rest in Derna
- The Advance

- Water and roads in the desert
    streets
- With the Stukas before Tobruk
    On the cruiser!
    Out to sea
- Tobruk
- With Field Marshal Rommel
- Adventure in the desert
- One day before Sollum
- The valley in the desert
- About Egypt
- bibliography



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