The complete story of Rommel in North Africa is told in this large, detailed volume. The reader is taken through the initial formation of the Afrika Korps, the stunning early victories, the battles throughout Cyrenaica, and the race across Libya. Then the defeat at El Alamein and the long retreats to Tripoli and Tunis are explored in full. Every tactical aspect of the North African campaign is examined, with detailed maps of the areas discussed. Over 150 photographs show the men that fought the equipment used, and the conditions that prevailed in the Western Desert. Volkmar Kuhn is co-author with Egon Kleine of "Tiger: The History of a Legendary Weapon 1942-45".