Rommel's Afrika Korps in Colour
Rare German Photographs from the Second World War
Imprint: Greenhill Books
288 Pages, 6.8 x 9.7 in, More than 200 color integrated photos
- July 2023
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
Take a visual journey through North Africa during the Second World War with Anthony Tucker-Jones and Ian Spring as they chart the path of Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps through a series of stunning, rare color photographs. Taken from Ian Spring’s incredible digital archive of over 32,000 original color photographs dated between 1936 and 1946, more than 250 images in Rommel’s Afrika Korps In Color offer readers a vivid, detailed insight into this German expeditionary force and their long North African Campaign. Fascinating color photographs of German soldiers, weaponry, tanks and aircraft fill these pages, and are balanced by the equally captivating and rare photographs of the people and the landscapes of North Africa.
Renowned author and military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones’ remarkable text accompanies Ian Spring’s collection of rare photographs, together making for a highly informative and utterly engrossing read. Rommel’s Afrika Korps In Color affords readers a new way of reading and learning about one of the most unique campaigns in the Second World War, and will stay with them long after they turn the final page.
“The 255 color photos provide the eye-popping visual candy for modelers and tabletop desert terrain buffs.” ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
"This is one neat album of colour photos.... ~AMPS Indianapolis
"A marvellous collection of original wartime colour photos, selected from the large private collection of Ian Spring, plus the text from well known author, Anthony Tucker-Jones… For both historians and modellers, the variations in uniforms and their colours will be a great reference, likewise the colours and weathering on the vehicles and aircraft which equipped the Afrika Korps. Even pictures of Rommel in his captured Dorchester command vehicles are included, still in their British camouflage but with German national markings. As a long-time modeller myself, the colour references in here will be invaluable, just as much as the total content will fascinate historians interested in the story of the war in North Africa." ~Military Model Scene
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would heartily state that if you are at all interested in the war in North Africa, it is quite deserving of a spot in your bookcase.” ~APMS