Reel 1, 1941
This is raw, unedited footage taken of the 5th Light Afrika Division, which was later renamed the 21st Panzer Division, preparing and then leave Austria (Kufstein) as part of Operation Sonnenblume. On film reel one the unit is shown being shipped accross the Mediterranean and arriving in Libya on Febuary 14, 1941. In the final scenes of the reel the unit advances to the front line at Sirt.
The second reel of the film shows all the aspects of the troops tour of duty in Africa including battle scenes, weathering desert storms, dealing with the heat, transport collumns through the desert, resupply, health and hygien, vehicle maintenance and even shows soldiers visiting Roman ruins.
This is absolutly the best footage that I have seen of the Deutsche Afrika Korps and should be part of the serious collectors archive.