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By Michael Sharpe, Visit Amazon's Mike Sharpe Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Mike Sharpe,

ISBN-10: 0711030456

ISBN-13: 9780711030459

The tale of this elite German department which was once for many of its lifestyles commanded through the charismatic Julius 'Papa' Ringel. It observed motion in lots of theaters together with the Balkans, Crete, the japanese entrance and eventually Italy the place it unique itself in the course of the battles for the Gustav and Gothic security strains

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In planning an operation he was thoughtful and thorough; in taking a decision in the field he was swift and audacious—shrewdly assessing the chances of some daring stroke in the ebb and flow of battle. What I admired most were his courage and resourcefulness, and his invincible determination under the most adverse circumstances. These qualities were shown in his brilliant riposte towards Agedabia in January, 1942, which surprised and routed the victorious Eighth Army; in his coolness in the "Cauldron" during the following June when defeat stared us in the face—the prelude to his greatest victory; and in the iron resolution with which he held on at Alamein in July, 1942, when reserves and ammunition were almost exhausted.

The deeply broken ground, covered with thick bush, was quite unsuitable for armor; the tanks were road-bound, and reconnaissance revealed that the road was mined. After a thorough personal reconnaissance, Balck decided that the only hope of success was a wide outflanking movement by the infantry. The terrain on the slopes of Mount Olympus was extremely difficult, even for foot soldiers, but for that reason it was unlikely to be well-guarded by the enemy. Accordingly the tanks were ordered to demonstrate, and under cover of their fire the 2nd Motorcycle Battalion was drawn out of the line, and was sent off—without transport— on a wide flanking move.

C. in C. V. of the Ia. I report on the morning situation. Major General Krause, commander of the army artillery, is summoned and ordered to concentrate the bulk of the artillery by noon in support of the attack of 90th Light. A discussion follows between the C. in C. and the commander of the army engineers, Colonel Hecker, who is ordered to re-connoiter the minefields on the southeastern approaches of Tobruk. The IIa (Administrative Officer), Colonel Schulte-Heuthaus, is ordered to recce a new army battle headquarters in the area immediately to the northwest of El Adem.

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