Desert Fox Desert Fox

1st July 1942: German Field Marshal Rommel, commander of the Afrika Korps, known as the Desert Fox for his successes. Although he captured Tobruk in June, he was defeated at El Alamein in November by Field Marshal Montgomery. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6491 - How Rommel Planned To Rout The British - pub. 1953 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Stukas Over Tobruk Stukas Over Tobruk

21st June 1942: German Stuka bombers flying over Tobruk. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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And The Next Blast And The Next Blast

18th March 1944: Exposed in the desert, British soldiers scan the horizon and shelter from the blasts of battle. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1667 - A Newsreel Cameraman Comes Home From The Middle East - pub. 1944 (Photo by Felix Man/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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Monty Monty

1942: Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976), commander of the British Eighth Army in Africa. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Tank Busting Tank Busting

1942: Hit by the 105mm howitzer of a US tank destroyer (left) in North Africa, the heavy German tank is destroyed by flames. US 'tank busters' of this type have played an important role in the advance of the British Eighth Army against Rommel's forces. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Two soldiers belonging to the Commonwealth and Allied forces Two soldiers belonging to the Commonwealth and Allied forces

EL ALAMEIN, EGYPT: Two soldiers belonging to the Commonwealth and Allied forces lead their donkeys as they walk in the Egyptian desert in October 1942 near the battlefield of El Alamein, about 60 miles west of Alexandria. (AFP/Getty Images)

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German soldier surrendering German soldier surrendering

EL ALAMEIN, EGYPT: Two soldiers belonging to the Commonwealth and Allied forces aim at a German soldier surrendering atop his tank 25 October 1942 as a sandstorm clouds the battlefield at El Alamein (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

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British soldiers shake hands British soldiers shake hands

TOBRUK, LIBYA: British soldiers shake hands while progressing in October 1942 in the desert of Tobruk, seaport in Darnah province in the northern Libya, during the offensive against the German Afrika Korps and Italian forces (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

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Desert of Tobruk Desert of Tobruk

TOBRUK, LIBYA: Commonwealth and Allied forces progress in October 1942 in the desert of Tobruk, seaport in Darnah province in the northern Libya, during the offensive against the German Afrika Korps and Italian (Photo AFP/Getty Images)

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Erwin Rommel Erwin Rommel

German military commander Erwin Rommel (1891 - 1944) is interviewed by German war correspondent Lutz Koch during the battle at Tobruk in Libya, June 1942. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Desert Rats Dig In Desert Rats Dig In

A British gun crew digging-in during an artillery battle in the Western Desert of North Africa, 1942. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Lieutenant General Montgomery Lieutenant General Montgomery

Portrait of Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery standing looking out of a tank, circa 1940s. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

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El Alamein El Alamein

A Photograph of a Member of a German Tank Crew Surrendering as British Infantry Rush His Tank in El Alamein, October 27th, 1942. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

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Desert Fox

1st July 1942: German Field Marshal Rommel, commander of the Afrika Korps, known as the Desert Fox for his successes. Although he captured Tobruk in June, he was defeated at El Alamein in November by Field Marshal Montgomery. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6491 - How Rommel Planned To Rout The British - pub. 1953 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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