Deutches Afrikakorps
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A convoy of Afrikakorps vehicles moving through the desert; one of a series of photographs that belonged to a German officer captured on 24 October 1942 - AWM

Editor's Choice
Organisation of 15, Panzer-Division 22 June 1941
Dr Leo Niehorster

Just one example from this marvelous and utterly indispensable site; entire Wermacht index contains other DAK formations including 5th Leicht. Absolutely essential stuff for game design, though one must learn an arcane tactical symbology to properly decipher the original German tables as provided. (19 Mar 13)

War diaries

Panzerarmee Afrika War Diary 14.6.1942 to 24.6.1942 South African Military History Society Journal Vol 7 No 6 December 1988
Covers an important period in the aftermath of the Gazala battles, Acroma and the envelopment and capture of Tobruk. (19 Mar 13)
  Orders of battle
Deutches Afrikakorps Order of Battle
www.Deutsches-Afrikakorps.blogspot.com.au
A very handy top level overview of Afrika Korps organisation from May 1941 to October 1942. (19 Mar 13)


Bayerlein and Nehring at Rommel's HQ, April 1942 - Bundesarchiv

Maps
Deutches Afrikakorps November 1941
www.WWII-Photos-Maps.com
An example of the DAK maps from this interesting site for the period January to November 1941; browse from top DAK level to see other periods. (19 Mar 13)

 

    Operation Crusader 18 November–30 December 1941
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  Editor's Choice
Operation Crusader - The Battle for Sidi Rezegh www.DesertRats.org
An excellent account with abundant links within the comprehensive and reliable Desert Rats site. (19 Mar 13)

New Zealander soldiers recapture a Matilda tank, previously captured by the Germans, and take prisoner its German crew, 3 December 1941 - IWM

Historical accounts
The Relief of Tobruk - Chapter 8 The Frontier Operations Begin www.NZETC.Victoria.ac.nz.org
A portion of the Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War. (19 Mar 13)
  Orders of battle
Organisation and Orders of Battle of the British 7th Armoured Division www.DesertRats.org
An essential page detailing the evolving organisation of the heavily engaged 7th Armoured Division before, during and after the battles for the Western Desert.
(19 Mar 13)


British Crusader tank passes a burning German Panzer IV tank during Operation Crusader, 27 November 1941 - IWM

Maps
Deutches Afrikakorps November 1941
www.WWII-Photos-Maps.com
Just one example of the DAK maps from this site for the period January to November 1941; browse around to see other periods. (19 Mar 13)

    Western Desert Force
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Officers of the 11th Hussars use a parasol to give shade during a halt, while out patrolling on the Libyan frontier, 26 July 1940 - AWM
  Orders of battle
British and Commonwealth Orders of Battle - North Africa www.homepages.force9.net/rothwell
Includes tables for 1939, outbreak of war, Rommel's arrival and Operation Brevity. (19 Mar 13)

Tables of organisation
British Infantry Battalions 1939-45 www.bayonetstrength.150m.com
A thorough examination of the war establishment tables for British infantry during the course of the war; of particular interest is the British Motor Rifle Battalion.
(20 Mar 13)
Commonwealth Infantry Battalions 1939-45

www.bayonetstrength.150m.com
Same presentation and scope as for the British above; the Australian and New Zealand battalions of 1942 are instructive though not applicable to early engagements. (20 Mar 13)
    Western Desert
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      Maps
Cyrenaica 1:100,000 Series P662, U.S. Army Map Service, 1940 Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Magnificent collection of detailed military maps of the entire area from the Egyptian frontier to El Agheila.
(19 Mar 13)
 

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