While German implements of war were engineered well and well manufactured, they were perhaps a little TOO finely engineered. They ran well, had better capability than any other tanks, but they required too much maintenance. The desert sand wore at the finely machined mechanisms and since the German tanks were engineered to be so tight, the tanks failed as the parts wore or were blocked with sand. The Germans continued to engineer the way they did everything else, they were rigid perfectionists and could never acknowledge that their ways needed to be changed. If you go to the Smithsonian Air and Space museum, you'll be able to see a German fighter airplane alongside a U.S. fighter airplane of the same vintage. The Germans had done the same thing with their airplanes. The United States manufacturing machine would push out far more airplanes than did the Germans. Which would be better? More airplanes that were lighter and cheaper and disposable, or fewer airplanes that comming off the assembly line and required maintenance at a far higher rate?
Originally called Operation Gymnast, Operation Torch was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the second african campaign during World War 2.
Operation Torch was the invasion of North Africa in World War 2 during the North African Campaign and started on 8 November 1942 by British and American forces and was led by Eisenhower with substantial UK support
Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started November 8, 1942. The Death toll for both sides was put at 1,815+.
The African campaign (operation scorch) was an attack on north Africa by the allied force of American and British forces to capture and put an end to Germany's Afrika Korps.
During World War II, the armies involved in the North African campaign were basically two in number. On the one side, the Axis forces consisted of German and Italian troops. On the other side, the Allied forces initially consisted of British, Indian, Australian, New Zealand, and Free French troops (among others); then, in late 1942, American forces joined the campaign through the successful implementation of 'Operation Torch' in western North Africa.
The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation followed by six weeks of land combat. It was the first step in the Italian Campaign. Husky began on the night of 9-10 July 1943. The campaign in Sicily ended a few weeks later on 17 August. The Allies continued their advance by landing the British 8th Army on the "toe" of Italy and the American 5th Army at Salerno (Operation Avalanche).Previous to the invasion of Sicily was the North African Campaign. This campaign ended on 7 May 1943, when British armour entered Tunis, and American infantry from II Corps which had continued its advance in the north, entered Bizerte. Six days later the last Axis resistance in Africa ended with the surrender of over 230,000 prisoners of war.
The North Africa campaign was the British and Americans against the Germans in North Africa. It was won by Britain and America.
Torch was the code Name given to the invasion of Algeria region in French north Africa carried out in November 1942 by the Allied forces in order to take from the back the Axis Army that was fighting in Libya against the British Army led by Montgomery. The invasion was counterbalanced by the Axis army which managed to invade Tunisia, thus prolonging the war in North Africa until May 1943. Operation Torch was the British American invasion of French north Africa during the north African campaign of the second world war. Initially it was called as Operation Gymnast.
The Gallipoli campaign was a joint British and French operation to capture the Ottoman capital, Istanbul, and secure a sea route to Russia. Is there anymore info you could tell us?
what was the purpose of the dardanelles campaign when there was a foothold already in jerusalem ? ( british/allies )
Gandhi started his recruiting campaign for the war on behalf of the British government in Khera, Nangal, in India.
Operation Battleaxe was a British Army operation in North African in June, 1941, with the goal of clearing Eastern Cyrenaica of German and Italian forces. Also known as the Battle of Sollum One of the main benefits of this would be the lifting of the Siege of Tobruk. The operation did not succeed, as the initial armoured assault was repulsed by German defenses. The Germans launched an effective counter-attack which pushed the British forces back to their initial positions. The failure of this operation led to the replacement of General Archibald Wavell.
The sea lion you are probably referring to is Operation Sea Lion. Operation Sea Lion was the German plan to invade the island of Great Britian. The plan was an amphibious invasion after the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, had bombed the British into submission. But the bombing campaign failed and Operation Sea Lion never happened.
There were two leaders of British forces in Africa in 1942. For the first half of the year they were led by General Claude Auchinleck, who was then replaced by General Harold Alexander for the second half of the year and the rest of the North African campaign.
Operation Frequent Wind was used by the 13 colonies. They used this operation to try and fend off the British.
Mechanical Operation of British Tanks - 1917 was released on: USA: 2 July 1917
Most African Americans joined the British, because the British offered them freedom.
Here are three sentences including the word 'campaign': "There is a campaign to stop pandas being hunted." "Lucy is going to London to campaign for human rights." "A campaign has been launched to stop underage drinking." "In 1777, the British army planned a new campaign." "Do it YOURSELF and CAMPAIGN"
the promise that the british made to the African Americans are that after they joined them in war they would free them.
On British Campaign Medals it indicates that the person to whom it was awarded was mentioned in Dispatches for an action in the campaign.