Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aug

30

1942

Rommel’s last throw of the dice

Rommel in his command vehicle in the summer of 1942 with Panzer Geenral Fritz Bayerlein.

Shortly after passing the eastern boundary of our own minefields, our troops came up against an extremely strong and hitherto unsuspected British mine belt, which was stubbornly defended. Under intensely heavy artillery fire, the sappers and infantry eventually succeeded in clearing lanes through the British barrier, although at the cost of very heavy casualties and a great deal of time…