The tenth episode of our latest podcast series - "The Finest Half Hour" - is out now!
The Desert Fox comes to North Africa! One of the most cunning and able tacticians of the Wehrmacht, Erwin Rommel takes over where the Italians have failed. He has new tactics and a core cadre of German troops, but he’s continuously short on supplies, will he have enough to make a run on Cairo? The whole world waits with bated breath to see.
To tell this story, Wargaming has teamed up with The Tank Museum, Bovington to showcase the Crusader Tank, which helped the British turn the tide against Rommel in North Africa. The Crusader I first saw service in North Africa in 1941. The Crusader II increased armour thickness to 49mm and the Crusader III improved the main armament of the I and IIs from a 40mm to 57mm gun, which helped make it more of a match for Rommel’s Panzer IIIs and IVs. By late 1942, however, the British army replaced the Crusader with M3 Grant and Sherman tanks.
About The Finest Half Hour
"The Finest Half Hour" is a brand-new podcast series that dives into the history and stories of World War II. It is brought to you by Wargaming and narrated by British Army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland.
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If you missed the first episode and would like to start from the very beginning, feel free to check it out here.
Close the hatch, brace yourself and prepare for the Finest Half Hour!
Richard "The Challenger" Cutland