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German General Erwin Rommel However, many don't know that Lt-General Erwin Rommel arrived in Africa in February 1941 with the advance units of the Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK) he was officially reported to the Italian Command (Commando Supremo). He was given command of the Italian XX Corps under the command of General Gariboldi's Italian 5th Army. The Italian Command gradually gave General Rommel the command of the 5th Army. It wasn't until 2 December, 1941, that Hitler promoted Rommel to Field Marshal, thus making him the technically the ranking commander over the Italians.

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Who was the German general in control of the north Africa?

Erwin Rommel .


What was a goal of the North Africa offensive?

The WWII North African Campaign's goal was to drive the German Army (Rommel) out of Africa


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Erwin Rommel the "Desert Fox".


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Rommel led the German army referred to as the Afrika Korps.


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German tank commander in north Africa?

the lead General of the Afrika Korps was Genereal Erwin "Desert Fox" Rommel


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The two titans who clashed in North Africa were German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel and British General Bernard Montgomery.


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What did General Patton do in World War 2?

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Field marshal who led German forces into north Africa?

General Erwin Rommel(he became Field Marshal Later) General Rommel did not lead the Germans "into" North Africa. He joined the German forces there after they were sent to help the Italians. At first, the Germans and General Rommel were under the command of the Italian Commando Supremo. It wasn't until Hitler promoted Rommel to Field Marshal was he the highest ranking general officer in Italy.


Who fought against Edwin Rommel in the desert?

Rommel was the German commander in North Africa, from about 1940 to 1942. His primary opponent in Africa was the British general Alexander Montgomery, although there were a couple of battles against the American general George Patton.


Which continent is in the north of mauritius?

Europe is the continent north of Mauritius (or Africa in general)


Who was the German general who was defeated by the british general?

Might you be referring to Erwin Rommel in North Africa in 1942 in the third and final battle of El Alamein, 60 miles south of Alexandria? The British General who defeated Rommel was General Montgomery.


Who commanded the invasion of north Africa?

At first it was one German general but he flubbed up and got replaced by General Irwin Rommel. He became known as the Desert Fox by the Allied Forces. He was a tricky general and was hard to outfox.