In September 1939, the tanks of Panzer-Regiment 5 swept into Poland, a devastating part of the German blitzkrieg that opened World War II with a terrifying display of military force. The following spring, the regiment rumbled across France, again showing the destructive power of the panzer. But the unit's greatest fame would come in the North African desert, where Panzer-Regiment 5 joined Erwin Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps as it battled the British back and forth beneath the scorching sun of Libya and Egypt.
|Publication date:||21st April 2011|
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|