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During World War II. Operation Sonnenblume (German for sunflower) was the deployment of German troops (the “Afrika Korps”) to the North African Campaign in February, 1941. These troops reinforced the Italians who were close to collapse from the British Operation Compass attacks. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air, August 9, 1945 after the Allied atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ... Binomial name Helianthus annuus The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the Family Asteraceae with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... The Deutsches Afrikakorps (often just Afrika Korps or DAK) was the corps-level headquarters controlling the German Panzer divisions in Libya and Egypts Western Desert during the North African Campaign of World War II. Since there was little turnover in the units attached to the corps the term is... The North African Campaign, also known as the Desert War, of World War II took place in the North African desert during 1940-1943. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Operation Compass was a World War II Allied military operation in the Western Desert Campaign. ...


Reference

  • Thomas L. Jentz (1998). Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds. Schiffer Military History. ISBN 0-7643-0226-4.

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Operation Sonnenblume (German for sunflower) was the deployment of German troops (the “Afrika Korps”) to the North African Campaign in February, 1941.
These troops reinforced the Italians who were close to collapse from the British Operation Compass attacks.
This World War II article is a stub.
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