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Erwin Rommel's Retreat

One of Germany’s most feared and respected commander’s was finally brought down to size in 1942. Erwin Rommel, a skilled combat leader, had moved his offensive across North Africa and scored a decisive victory against the British. But Rommel’s Afrika Korps had fallen into a supply crisis. That weakness gave the British Army, led by Bernard Montgomery, an opening to exploit and eventually forced Rommel to retreat on November 3, 1942.

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