World Battlefronts: Lessons from Defeat

That the British met disaster in Libya, and in the first stages of the battle for Egypt, was something for the U.S. to ponder prayerfully: the U.S. Army has yet to meet and beat the German Army in World War II. And, for British and U.S. military men alike, Libya and Matrûh held many a lesson.

Brains still win, and the Germans had the best brains. A World War I subaltern in the Kaiser's Armies, who later became Hitler's personal thug, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has become one of the most competent soldiers...

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