Tuesday, December 8, 2009


The "Deutsches AFRIKAKORPS" (not as in the improperly written form of Afrika Korps on some search engines and via online encyclopedias or the even more incorrect Africa Corp or Africa Corps) was the original and more famous name for the German Sperrverband or "Blocking Force" sent to Libya in February of 1941 during the North African Campaign of World War II. The famous force, with the short-lived name called the AFRIKAKORPS, became a major German contribution to Panzer Army Africa - Panzerarmee Afrika which evolved into the German-Italian Panzer Army - Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee and then to Army Group Africa - Heeresgruppe Afrika.


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