Scorched Earth: The Afrika Korps
This is the story of the rise and fall of one of the legendary forces of warfare. During its brief existence, the Afrika Korps forced the Allied forces ranged against it into a for war of attrition, thereby cementing its place in the annals of military history. The Afrika Korps will be forever associated with its brilliant commander Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox of legend.
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- Ch 354Great Tank BattlesThe third episode opens with Rommel's second offensive in North Africa. The following summer the German offensive at Kharkov and the subsequent push past the River Don towards Volga and Stalingrad, later the scene of Germany's first major defeat - The Battle of Stalingrad. The scene is switched to North Africa following the continuous battle between the British 8th Army, the Desert Rats.Operation Plunder The Rhine CrossingBritish planes bomb Brunswick, Germany, and British and Canadian soldiers fight in Holland. Part 2 shows how harbor facilities made in England were used in the Normandy invasion. A storm damages the harbor but unloading continues. Part 3, Aachen, Germany, is taken by U.S. troops after a heavy artillery barrage. German citizens are removed from the battle areas.