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WWII theater made German Afrika Korps monogrammed ring
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$38.00
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P08 AFRIKA KORPS WW2 GERMAN LUGER HARDSHELL BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER W MAG POUCH
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$42.00
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WW2 GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS HARDSHELL WALTER P 38 BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER W MAG POUCH
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$46.00
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GERMAN WW2 SCHMEISSER MP 40 MAGAZINE AFRIKA KORPS TAN CANVAS POUCH
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$32.00
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WWII WW2 German DAK Afrikakorps Tropical cuff title uniform insignia patch
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$9.99
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WWII WW2 German DAK Afrika Korps Officers collar tabs straight Uniform insignia
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$9.99
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ORIGINAL AFRIKA KORPS ROMMEL POSTER 1958 UNMOUNTED
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$225.00
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ORIGINAL AFRIKA KORPS ROMMEL REUNION POSTER 1969 UNMOUNTED
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$225.00
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GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS ZUNDAPP GAS TANK UNIQUE DISPLAY PIECE
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$185.00
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TERRIFIC Pair Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldiers Posed by Arab Mosque
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$2.50
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HYGIENE Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier Gets Haircut by Captured British Truck
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$2.50
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HYGIENE Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier Doing His Wash in Desert
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SCENIC View Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier Looking Out Over Bay TOBRUK Libya
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$2.50
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TOURISTES Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Officers Visit Roman Ruins in Libya
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$2.75
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CHORES Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier w Cigarette Cleaning Mauser 98k Rifle
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$5.50
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ODD MAN OUT Group Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldiers w French African POW
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$3.25
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FEUER Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Panzerjagers Engage Target w PAK 38 5cm Gun
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$5.50
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AWESOME Studio Close Up Pic Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier Posed
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$2.50
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HARD DUTY Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Troops Digging a Position in Open Desert
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$2.50
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GREAT Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldier Posed by His Bunkered Desert Position
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$2.50
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HEARTS  MINDS Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Obergefreiter Chats w Local Arab Man
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$2.50
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DESOLATE PLACE Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldiers Posed in Desert by Tent
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$2.50
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SOMBER German  Italian Afrika Korps Cemetary in Desert TOBRUK Libya
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$7.50
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RARE Wehrmacht Afrika Korps KUBELWAGEN Ty82 Jeep WH 280766 in Desert 1
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$6.50
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RARE Wehrmacht Afrika Korps KUBELWAGEN Ty82 Jeep WH 280766 in Desert 2
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$5.50
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RESTING Desert View of Group of Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Soldiers
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$3.02
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DESERT ODDITY Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Troops Playing w Local Camel
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$2.50
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STRIKE A POSE Luftwaffe Afrika Korps Soldier w Pith Helmet Posed by Cactus
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PROUD Group Wehrmacht Afrika Korps Vets in Desert w German Italo Medals Worn
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$2.50
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WWII Wehrmacht DAK Afrika Korps style Y Strap post war Czech Army Period Item
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$64.99
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Port Photo GREAT Luftwaffe Afrika Korps Soldier Posed w Pith Helmet Worn
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$5.00
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Handmade Mothers Day Card Lt Heeres Flakartillerie Abt 302 Afrika Korps
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$19.99
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WW2 German Panzer MkIV Afrika Korps WWII
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$4.99
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The Afrika KorpsThe Corps dElite Erwin Begot
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$24.99
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WWII Ger Large RP Semi Nude DAK Afrika Korps Africa Luftwaffe Cammo Tent
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$4.95
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WWII German Large RP Semi Nude DAK Afrika Korps Africa Rocks Bardia 41
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$3.95
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Afrika Korps POW in Tropical Uniform Camp Swift Texas
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$34.99
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ROMMEL in the DESERT AFRIKA KORPS 1941 1943 SCHIFFER WW2 GERMAN HISTORY BOOK
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$34.95
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WW2 Afrika Korps Tropical Webbed Y Straps reproduction
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$35.00
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Original German World War II Afrika Korps DAK Tropical Helmet Badge
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$34.95
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Color Photo WW2 German Panzer MkIII Afrika Korps WWII
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$5.99
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AFRIKA KORPS Tobruk Action Burning Ship Attacked + Kriegsmarine Ship Photo
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$2.50
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WWII British Trucks Pass German Afrika Korps Graves in Egypt Orig Press Photo
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$9.99
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Book Afrika Korps Rommels Tropical Army in original COLOR photos
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$54.99
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German Collar Litzen Bevo Afrika Korps Gold
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$8.00
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ORIGINAL German WW2 afrika korps patch 2
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$9.99
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ORIGINAL German WW2 afrika korps patch 1
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$9.99
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TROPICAL DAK AFRIKA AFRIKAKORPS AFRICA GERMAN WWII MG 34 42 OPTICAL SIGHT BOX
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$59.95
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German WWII Tropical Cigarette Tin Box Afrika Korps
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$7.50
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1944 German Afrika Korps Pow Letter Camp Florence ARIZONA
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$24.99
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WW2 German cufftitle woven cuff title patch AFRIKAKORPS with free RZM tag
ww2 german cufftitle woven cuff title patch afrikakorps with free rzm tag
$5.99
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WWII German Large RP DAK Afrika Korps Africa Libya Soldier Child Donkey
wwii german large rp dak afrika korps africa libya soldier child donkey
$3.49
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WW2 German cufftitle woven cuff title patch AFRIKAKORPS type 2 with free RZM tag
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$5.99
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WWII German DAK Tropical Afrikakorps sand field tunic M40 L tailor made
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$50.00
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WWII German DAK Tropical Afrikakorps sand field tunic M40 L tailor made
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$30.00
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GERMAN DAK AFRIKA KORPSRAREOUT OF PRINTLKEXCELLENTWOWA+
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$15.55
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Afrika Korps Kenneth Macksey Ballantines Campaign Bk 1 SOFTBOUND 196
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$11.65
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Repro WWII German Afrika Korps MP38 MP40 Tan Canvas Magazine Mag MP 40 Pouch Set
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$21.95
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Triumphant Fox Erwin Rommel and the Rise of the Afrika Korps
triumphant fox erwin rommel and the rise of the afrika korps
$7.00
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WWII Tanks for Rommels Afrika Korps Unloaded at African Port Orig Press Photo
wwii tanks for rommels afrika korps unloaded at african port orig press photo
$9.99
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WWII German RP DAK Uniform  Desert Boots Afrika Korps Stands By Building
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$3.95
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WWII German RP Africa DAK Afrika Korps Semi Nude SDKFZ 222 Armored Car
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$9.95
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WW2 German Army Afrikakorps Tropical Web Belt Original Unissued
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$59.95
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GERMAN WWII RIBBON BAR 7 PLACE METAL BACK FLOWER WARS OSTFRONT
german wwii ribbon bar 7 place metal back flower wars ostfront
$35.00
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DER AFRIKA FELDZUG GERMAN WW2 AFRIKAKORPS HISTORY BOOK
der afrika feldzug german ww2 afrikakorps history book
$49.95
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Afrika Korps Routed Albert Dorne Painting in WWII Picture
afrika korps routed albert dorne painting in wwii picture
$8.00
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P08 AFRIKA KORPS WW2 GERMAN LUGER HARDSHELL BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER W MAG POUCH
p08 afrika korps ww2 german luger hardshell brown leather holster w mag pouch
$51.30
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GERMAN WW2 SCHMEISSER MP 40 MAGAZINE AFRIKA KORPS TAN CANVAS POUCH
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$39.90
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WW2 GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS HARDSHELL WALTER P 38 BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER W MAG POUCH
ww2 german afrika korps hardshell walter p 38 brown leather holster w mag pouch
$51.30
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German WWII P 38 Hardshell Leather Afrikakorps Holster
german wwii p 38 hardshell leather afrikakorps holster
$49.95
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WWII German RP Luftwaffe DAK Afrika Korps Africa Italy Tropical Uniform
wwii german rp luftwaffe dak afrika korps africa italy tropical uniform
$3.95
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Afrika Korps Self Portrait by Dal McGuirk
afrika korps self portrait by dal mcguirk
$19.99
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AFRIKAKORPS PERSONAL  AWARD DOCUMENTS REFERENCE BOOK
afrikakorps personal award documents reference book
$54.95
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Triumphant Fox Erwin Rommel and Afrika Korps
triumphant fox erwin rommel and afrika korps
$9.99
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UK Purnell History of the Second World War No20 AFRIKA KORPS
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$4.99
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German WW2 Tropical Afrika Korps Cap Size 58
german ww2 tropical afrika korps cap size 58
$159.00
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German WW2 Tropical Afrika Korps Cap Size 58 marked
german ww2 tropical afrika korps cap size 58 marked
$159.00
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German Afrika Korps POW Letter Mailed Home Camp Huntsville Texas 1944
german afrika korps pow letter mailed home camp huntsville texas 1944
$39.99
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GERMAN WWII RIBBON BAR IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS SUDETENLAND  AFRIKA KORPS
german wwii ribbon bar iron cross 2nd class sudetenland afrika korps
$26.00
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GERMAN WWII RIBBON BAR IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MERIT CROSS  AFRIKA KORPS
german wwii ribbon bar iron cross 2nd class merit cross afrika korps
$24.00
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German WWII Repro Afrikakorps AK tan webbing Straps
german wwii repro afrikakorps ak tan webbing straps
$6.95
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WWII WW2 German DAK Afrikakorps Afrika Cuff title Uniform insignia patch
wwii ww2 german dak afrikakorps afrika cuff title uniform insignia patch
$4.99
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AFRIKA KORPS at WAR Vol2 Out of Print PICTORIAL WW2 GERMAN UNIT HISTORY BOOK
afrika korps at war vol2 out of print pictorial ww2 german unit history book
$45.00
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Afrika Korps ww2 concert tshirt rommel
afrika korps ww2 concert tshirt rommel
$9.99
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WWII German DAK Tropical Afrikakorps sand field tunic M40 L tailor made
wwii german dak tropical afrikakorps sand field tunic m40 l tailor made
$30.00
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WWII German DAK Tropical Afrikakorps sand field tunic M40 L tailor made
wwii german dak tropical afrikakorps sand field tunic m40 l tailor made
$50.00
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Rommels Afrikakorps Book Axis German Luftwaffe WWII
rommels afrikakorps book axis german luftwaffe wwii
$59.95
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WW2 GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS DAK LUFTWAFFE LW TROPICAL SHIRT M 32552
ww2 german afrika korps dak luftwaffe lw tropical shirt m 32552
$39.99
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WW2 GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS DAK LUFTWAFFE LW TROPICAL SHIRT XL 32552
ww2 german afrika korps dak luftwaffe lw tropical shirt xl 32552
$39.99
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TROPICAL DAK AFRIKA AFRIKAKORPS AFRICA GERMAN WWII MG 34 42 OPTICAL SIGHT BOX
tropical dak afrika afrikakorps africa german wwii mg 34 42 optical sight box
$59.95
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WW2 GERMAN HELMET STAHLHELM M1935 AFRIKA KORPS LILLI MARLEEN
ww2 german helmet stahlhelm m1935 afrika korps lilli marleen
$85.73
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Afrikakorps Self Portrait by Dal McGuirk 1992 First Edition
afrikakorps self portrait by dal mcguirk 1992 first edition
$25.00
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WW2 German Army Afrikakorps Tropical Web Belt Original Unissued
ww2 german army afrikakorps tropical web belt original unissued
$59.95
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German Army WW2 Afrika Korps Tropical Y Straps
german army ww2 afrika korps tropical y straps
$29.99
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Photo Book North Africa DAK Erwin Rommels Footsteps Afrikakorps Afrika Korps
photo book north africa dak erwin rommels footsteps afrikakorps afrika korps
$149.00
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WWII poster propaganda Rommel Afrika Korps
wwii poster propaganda rommel afrika korps
$20.00
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WWII poster Rommel Afrika Korps
wwii poster rommel afrika korps
$30.00
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WWII poster Germany propaganda Rommel Afrika Korps
wwii poster germany propaganda rommel afrika korps
$20.00
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WW2 Afrika Korps Tropical Webbed Y Straps reproduction
ww2 afrika korps tropical webbed y straps reproduction
$35.00
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AFRIKA KORPS Cuff Title Vet Bring Back
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$399.20
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WW2 GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS DAK LUFTWAFFE LW TROPICAL SHIRT S 32552
ww2 german afrika korps dak luftwaffe lw tropical shirt s 32552
$39.99
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German WWII Panzergeneral ROMMEL Desert Fox Afrikakorps vintage postcard
german wwii panzergeneral rommel desert fox afrikakorps vintage postcard
$27.00
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WWII GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS DAK TROPICAL HIGH BOOTS IN SIZES 32462
wwii german afrika korps dak tropical high boots in sizes 32462
$224.99
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WWII GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS DAK TROPICAL LOW BOOTS IN SIZES 32464
wwii german afrika korps dak tropical low boots in sizes 32464
$127.99
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GERMAN AFRIKAKORPS SHOULDERS EPAULETTE Shoulder Boards insignia pair ORIGINAL
german afrikakorps shoulders epaulette shoulder boards insignia pair original
$79.00
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WWII Wehrmacht DAK Afrika Korps style Y Strap post war Czech Army Period Item
wwii wehrmacht dak afrika korps style y strap post war czech army period item
$64.99
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GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS ZUNDAPP GAS TANK UNIQUE DISPLAY PIECE
german afrika korps zundapp gas tank unique display piece
$185.00
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Original German World War II Afrika Korps DAK Tropical Helmet Badge
original german world war ii afrika korps dak tropical helmet badge
$34.95
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Very rare German Army Coastal Artillery Kriegsmarine Afrikakorps ww2
very rare german army coastal artillery kriegsmarine afrikakorps ww2
$405.00
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Afrika Korps lamp original WW2
afrika korps lamp original ww2
$249.00
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WWII German Afrika Korps veterans badge
wwii german afrika korps veterans badge
$27.00
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ORIGINAL AFRIKA KORPS ROMMEL REUNION POSTER 1969 UNMOUNTED
original afrika korps rommel reunion poster 1969 unmounted
$225.00
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Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps

Importance of Soldatenlieder in the Second World War

‘Soldatenlieder’ is a German word, which on literal translation means soldier songs, meaning songs which were composed with the German military in mind. During the Second World War when Hitler decided to send a battalion of troops to the African countries of Libya and Tunisia, he labeled them aptly as Afrika Korps. Although their commander moved on, this wing of the German army survived till the end almost the end of the war when it had to surrender to the Allied Forces in May 1943. Having spent a lot of time in distant lands, the soldiers were particularly homesick and hence needed to hear German military songs in order to derive inspiration.

During that phase in the first half of the 20th century, CDs’ had not yet been discovered and hence the only source of Soldatenlieder for the soldiers was the radio. This genre comprised of various types of music like German military songs, German soldier songs, German band music and marching music. Since much of it was directed by the Third Reich it proclaimed the greatness of Germany and infused a sense of patriotism amongst its soldiers. But the Afrika Korps had other choices as well, namely the song ‘Lili Marleen’ sung by Lale Andersen and the tracks performed by Zarah Leander, the great and well loved Ufa performer.

Because the first commander of Afrika Korps, Erwin Rommel, went on to command the Panzer division as well, Panzerlied occupied a special place in the troops’ heart. Apart from this composition, other songs comprising the Soldatenlieder were ‘In Junkers Kneipe’, ‘Ganz einsam und verlassen’, ‘Soll ich Dir mein Liebchen nennen’ and ‘Wir lagen vor Madagaskar’. A unique feature which classifies these tracks distinctly as Nazi music is the liberal use of a specific bugle – this instrument was used by the buglers of Waffen-SS during marches on the parade ground as also while advancing in combat.

It was on Adolf Hitler’s personal insistence that the Afrika Korps and the Panzer Africa division were established and owing to the harsh conditions in which the troops were expected to operate, songs were composed especially for them. This collection, referred to as ‘Afrika Korps Marching songs’ features tracks like Panzer rollen in Afrika vor and Unser Rommel both of which have their own significance. While the first is meant as a German soldier song describing the harsh conditions and inspiring the troops, the second is an ode to their commander, Erwin Rommel. Any compilation of Third Reich Soldatenlieder is considered as being incomplete without the inclusion of these tracks.

The Third Reich under the leadership of Adolf Hitler had ambitious plans to further its political boundaries as also its ideologies. To achieve this, they organized two instruments – a combat unit named Wehrmacht and a cultural compilation named Soldatenlieder and ensured that both of them complemented each other. Music is a universal art which never fails to touch souls and move mountains and hence was an ideal weapon with which to enable the Afrika Korps functioning far away to accomplish what the Fuhrer desired of them.

Out of all the noteworthy names in the list of Soldatenlieder, it is that of Arthur Schulte, the stabshornist of Waffen-SS which stands out as his compositions were mostly used as German marching songs. Other popular names were ‘Charlie and his Orchestra’ led by Karl Schwedler, Mimi Thoma and Wilhelm Streinz all of whom sang odes about the regime and its policies. Much of the music as also speeches of the Fuhrer which were heard by the Afrika Korps on radio have now been compiled into CDs’ and can be purchased at authorized and reputed websites.

One of the enduring gifts of the Nazi regime to the world has been a compilation of music named
Soldatenlieder
meaning soldier songs composed under the rules set by the Third Reich. While today the world enjoys listening to them on CDs', for the
Afrika Korps
operating in the hot deserts of Namibia, radio was the only source.

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