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"German Tank Ruse" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A short report on German panzer ruses in North Africa during WWII, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 28, July 1, 1943.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


In commenting on German tank tactics, a junior officer of a U.S. tank unit which fought throughout the North African campaign observed that, "when you fire on the German tanks, they play a bag of tricks. First they stop, causing you to think you knocked them out. When you turn around on something else--wham, they open up on you."


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