Thursday, January 11, 2007

"Midsummer's Night Dream"

Rommel called the "Dash to the Wire" "Unternehmen Sommernachstraum" (Midsummer's Night Dream"). There is a page on Geocities that talks about the Crusader Battle and this operation. Sadly, I could only access the page through the Google cache. This is rather problemmatic, as we don't know how long the cache will be good. I have saved the page, in case it goes away. There is a very good discussion of the Crusader Battle, and how events played out from the start until January 1942. The Germans passed by the Guards Brigade and supply dumps at Bir el Gubi. They also hoped to attack General Cunningham's HQ. That didn't happen, as General Auchinleck intervened.

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