Dispatch rider Private H. McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada delivering a message to the battalion’s advanced headquarters, Regalbuto, Italy, August 4, 1943 / Le soldat et estafette H. McDowell, des 48th Highlanders of Canada, livre un message au quartier général avancé du bataillon à Regalbuto (Italie), le 4 août 1943
21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground. Rommel's leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict.