Episode 380-The British 8th Army vs The Desert Fox

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Posted On August 13, 2022

Rommel is able to take Cyrenaica back from the British 8th Army, but between his fuel issues and C in C, ME Auchinleck’s personnel changes, the two sides will stare at each other for a while. But the combat will return as North Africa’s fate will determine the future of the Middle East and the Suez Canal. It’s all or nothing, but having to deal with the Japanese Empire, now in the war, is stretching the Allies to the breaking point.

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The History of WWII Podcast is produced and narated by Ray Harris Jr. Ray has a degree in history from James Madison University.

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