German General Erwin Rommel, nicknamed 'Desert Fox' in Tobruk, Africa during World War 2. Rommel in discussion with officers. A noticeable sore or cut is seen on Rommel's lower righ lip. German tanks, armored cars and Infantry advance near Tobruk. German guns firing on battlefield. A group of British soldiers is hit and seen falling to the ground from German fire. German soldiers advance and breach a barbed wire area with motorized infantry and tanks entering into Tobruk. German troops in the city of Tobruk. View from moving German vehicle advancing on streets of Tobruk and passing some groups of British prisoners, some in pith helmets. Aerial view from German airplane of Tobruk coastal areas. Erwin Rommel seated at a table. Rommel is not wearing a hat. Sore still visible on lower lip of Rommel.
German Military attacks the British Forces in Libya, North Africa during World War II. German dive bombers Junkers Ju 87 commonly known as Stukas in flight. The Stukas attack British positions around Tobruck. Smoke rises as the Stukas drop bombs. German mobile anti- aircraft guns fire against British tanks. German soldiers near a tank. German Field Marshal General Erwin Rommel in a military vehicle. German soldiers lay down bricks. General Rommel shakes hands with a military officer. A German aircraft lands. The pilot gets down and is being congratulated.
Italian warships maneuvering in the Mediterranean during World War 2. Destroyers pass a Corazzata-class Italian battleship. Italian IMAM Ro.43 reconnaissance planes are launched from a battleship. Two Corazzata-class Italian battleships underway. Change of scene shows the island of Malta, viewed from a low flying airplane. A formation of Italian CANT Z.508 seaplane bombers flying overhead to attack Malta. View from ground on Malta of anti-aircraft flak burst clouds in the air above. Smoke rising from bomb bursts. Glimpse of a large British warship slowly easing out of its dock. Single engine aircraft overhead moving through heavy flak clouds. More bomb explosions. Local people seeking refuge from bombing. People perusing destroyed buildings. A formation of British Bristol Blenheim light bombers in flight over North Africa. British forces firing artillery in Libya. War materiel abandoned by retreating Italian forces in Eritrea and Somaliland. British troops and a contingent of Ethiopian troops march into Addis Ababa, escorting Emperor Haile Selassie as he is restored to his throne in May, 1942. Next, German armor in North Africa is seen burning. A knocked out German tank viewed through window of a British armored vehicle. More burning German armor. German aircraft destroyed on the ground at an airbase. Bombs lined up on the ground. Huge number of Italian prisoners of war marching across the desert in Libya.
The German Army attacks British positions in Africa during World War II. Japanese officers deplane at a German strip in Sicily, Italy. Officers greet each other. Troops and equipment loaded into German Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft. The transport aircraft fly troops reinforcements to Axis forces in North Africa. Troops in the aircraft. Aerial view of a field as the aircraft approach for landing. A soldier looks out of an aircraft. The aircraft stationed on the field. Luftwaffe General Albert Kesselring inspects German air units. German bombers including Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers escorted by Italian fighters take off. The aircraft in flight. They bomb a British supply dump. Junkers Ju 87s dive and bomb the target at Tobruk.
Allied warships move towards North Africa under the plan Acrobat during World War II. An Allied warship on the sea. A sailor looks at the signals on the radar screen. A sailor looks through a pair of binoculars and another sailor nearby has a pair of headphones. Nat sound of general alarm. Sailors rush up the stairs. Planes in the sky. Depth charges are launched and hit water. Nat sound depth charges exploding. An officer looks through a pair of binoculars. A man speaks into a radio. Soldiers on the ship play cards, read novel while eating an apple. Negro soldiers mop the floor, swab the deck. Semaphore flags and signal lights communicate between ships. Soldier with 'map of West Africa' in his back pocket. Two soldiers read a language guide. An animated map detailing Plan Acrobat to invade North Africa. Map includes Casablanca, Algiers, Tripoli, and Libia aka Libya. Soldiers exercise, peel potatoes and relax on the ship. Clothes hung on a line. British soldiers write letters home. A soldier pastes news on a bulletin board. The bulletin announces that the 'German Afrika Corps' are in full retreat. Bombing of Genoa, Turin, and the Renault tank factory. Submarine on surface at twilight. Eighth Army plane. General Eisenhower, General Mark Clark and French General Giraud. Night scene. Soldiers on the deck. WWII headquarters ext. at night with guards in Rome and Berlin. Hitler at Berghof . German switchboard, terminal, and radio communications. Messages passed between Allied ships via signal light and ship-to-ship cargo transfer.
German soldiers lounging on the deck of an ocean liner being used as a troop ship, bound for Tobruk, Libya, during World War II. Views of war materiel on board, including motor cycles. Aerial views of the Port at Tobruk, with troop and supply vessels moored. Italian troops disembarking from troop ship. Stacked arms and military gear of Italian and German troops. Truck convoys carrying troops,supplies and Italian tanks, on coastal road towards El Alamein, Egypt. Medium German Pz.IV tanks on that road. View from aircraft of the troops and supplies being moved. Aerial views of prepared defensive positions along the coastal corridor. British prisoners of war, behind barbed wire fence. Trucks and Italian light tanks of Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps moving on the road.