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Officers in the field rest on Italian deckchairs from a Libyan beach in 1942.<br />
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Fascinating rare photos of Rommel's feared Afrika Korps which terrorised the Allies in the desert have come to light in a new book.<br />
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Under the direction of legendary German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was nicknamed the Desert Fox, the corps were recognised as a superb fighting machine.<br />
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They achieved their greatest triumph when they outmanoeuvred the British at the Battle of Gazala in June 1942 which led to them capturing Tobruk in Libya.<br />
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But they were ultimately defeated in the iconic Battle of Alamein when they succumbed to an offensive led by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.