MB - Rommel and German Tank Crew
- Brand: Master Box, Ltd.
- Product Code: MB3561
- Reward Points: 3
- Availability: In Stock
Selling Master Box model kit figures of WWII Afrika Korps tank crew with Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in 1/35 scale.
Deutsches Afrika Korps, World War II era
German Africa Corps (Deutsches Afrika Korps, DAK), or just the Afrika Korps, was the German expeditionary force in Libya and Tunisia during the North African Campaign of World War II. The reputation of the Afrika Korps is synonymous with that of its first commander Erwin Rommel, who later commanded the Panzer Army Africa which evolved into the German-Italian Panzer Army (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee) and Army Group Africa, all of which Afrika Korps was a distinct and principal component. Throughout the North African campaign, the Afrika Korps fought against Allied forces until its surrender in May 1943.
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944), popularly known as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), was a German Field Marshal of World War II. He earned the respect of both his own troops and his enemies. Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Mérite for his exploits on the Italian Front. In World War II, he further distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 invasion of France. His leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict. He later commanded the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel invasion of Normandy. His assignments never took him to the Eastern Front. Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrika Korps was never accused of war crimes, and soldiers captured during his Africa campaign were reported to have been treated humanely. Orders to kill Jewish soldiers, civilians and captured commandos were ignored. Late in the war, Rommel was linked to the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Because Rommel was a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly. He forced Rommel to commit suicide with a cyanide pill, in return for assurances that Rommel's family would not be persecuted following his death. He was given a state funeral, and the cause of his death was announced as a heart attack, following a car crash.
|Contain||1 set sprue plastic model kit|
|Manual Instruction Language||English, Russian, Ukrainian, German, French|
|Package Dimension||25 cm x 18 cm x 4 cm|
|Products Description||5 model figures of German Nazi tank crews and 1 model figures of Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel during Northern Africa World War II.|
|Suitable Ages||14 years to adult|