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The Life and Death of the Afrika Corps

The Life and Death of the Afrika Corps

By Ronald Lewin

Quadrangle, 1977, 197 pp.

Military history at its analytical best, incorporating new information from electronic (code) intelligence. Lewin, previously a biographer of Rommel, attributes Afrika Korps success to four factors: leadership, technological superiority, standardization, and organizational improvisation. The work is flawed only by its relative neglect of the air battle.