Colleagues; this is a subject I wanted to ask since a long time. It is commonly understood that the Desert War was fought between Rommel's Afrikakorps and Montgommery's Desert Rats. Now, we now that the German troops in Africa were definitely bot all Afrikakorps and not all of Monty's units were counted to the Desert Rats. But I don't want to discuss the units here. The Germans without the Italians could not have done what they have done - so personally I always mention them as the Axis / Axis troops (except, if a particular operation was only executed by either German or Italian units). But I would not say that on 26. May 1942 Rommel and his Afrikakorps attacked... From the other Side (at least in the reach of the German language), we always speak about the British Army / The British forces or in German "die Engländer". I don't want to flame or offense anybody - but that is wrong as well. British alone would simply have been lost in North Africa without Indians, Astralians, New Zealanders and South Africans. Those nations provided a more than considerable number of soldiers to the Commonwealth forces... ...would this be the correct expression? Commonwealth Forces. ---- I don't want to include the US forces yet. I only talk about the Desert War before Operation Torch. Would really appreciate to read your opinion here.