Afrika Corps- Tropical Uniform- Panzer Corps-Lieutenant
The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK) was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its surrender in May 1943. The unit’s best known commander was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
The German blocking force, commanded by Rommel, at first consisted of a force based only on Panzer Regiment 5, which was put together from the second regiment of the 3rd Panzer Division. These elements were organized into the 5th Light Division when they arrived in Africa from 10 February – 12 March 1941. In late April and into May, the 5th Light Division was joined by elements of 15th Panzer Division, transferred from Italy.
On 15 August 1941, the German 5th Light Division was redesignated 21st Panzer Division, the higher formation of which was still the Afrika Korps. During the summer of 1941, the OKW increased the presence in Africa and created a new headquarters called Panzer Group Africa. On 15 August, the Panzer Group was activated with Rommel in command. The Panzer Group was, in turn, redesignated as Panzer Army Africa on 30 January 1942.
This costume hire consists of the following;
German Officers Tropical Tunic with Panzer Corps insignia and Officers Shoulder boards- Tropical shirt- Luftwaffe Tropical trousers- Short boots and gaiters- Panzer officers peaked cap- Tropical belt with Army buckle- Hard shell pistol holster
The correct pistol for this uniform is available for hire through our gun hire department.