Italeri 1/72 WWII D.A.K. Infantry Plastic Model Kit 6099
After the loss of Cyrenaica, Italy requested a German intervention, and in
February 1941 the first troops of what was to become the famous Deutsche Afrika
Korps led by General Erwin Rommel were sent to North Africa. The troops of the
Axis in a few months took back Cyrenaica and Tobruk, and advanced into Egypt.
Constantly short on supplies, they were defeated by the 8th British Army at El
Alamein. The additional pressure caused by the American arrival in Morocco
forced the Afrika Korps to gradually retreat in Tunisia during 1943.