By Richard Natkiel
С днем Победы !
Атлас второй мировой войны. Много фотографий, карты основных сражений.
Краткое описание хода военных действий.
The battle in Northern Waters
The wasteland warfare and the Mediterranean
Soviet targets Betrayed
The process international clash: 1939-45
The jap Juggernaut
The Italian crusade
Ebb Tide within the Pacific
Retaking Burma: The Forgotten conflict
Russia reveals Its energy
Fortress Europe Overthrown
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Allied victory in the Atlantic was largely a function of superior co-ordination of effort, which ultimately offset the initial German advantage in submarine technology. 44 Previous pages: The German retreat from El Alamein,November 1942. Right: The Germans press eastwards through Libya into Egypt. Below: Rommel enters Egypt. Bottom left: Rommel and his officers inspect a captured British tank. Bottom: The Allies isolatedat Tobruk. Below right: Rommel directs operations. ' His leadership abilities were acknowledged by comrades and enemies alike.
Despite these efforts, sporadic French opposition delayed planned Allied attacks on Casablanca and Mehdia, and two destroyers were lost off Algiers. However, the weakest point of the Allied plan was its failure to occupy Tunisia in the first landings. German troops began to arrive there on 9 November to cover Rommel's retreat and formed a defensive perimeter. The Allied capture of Vichy leader Admiral Darlan at Algiers helped diminish resistance from French forces; fewer than 2000 casualties were incurred in the three main landing areas.
On 14 April the German 5 Light Divi- sion penetrated the Tobruk perimeter a short distance, but was driven back. Italian troops were now coming up to replace the German units making ready to cross the Egyptian frontier. The British garrison at Tobruk was isolated in the midst of Axis forces, and on 25 April the Germans broke through the Halfaya Pass into Egypt. Rommel was dissatisfied with the failure to capture Tobruk, and another full-scale attack struck the British there on 30 April. Axis troops pushed a salient into the western sector, but it was contained after four days of fighting.