World of Tanks remembers the historical Battle of Gazala in our own way with the offering of this incredible special so that you can prep yourself for epic battles this weekend. Get 50% discounts on various light and medium tanks and enjoy also increased profits when you play on any of them. To get more value for your buck, be sure to take advantage of half price discounts also on equipment, camo, inscriptions and emblems. Together with the double EXP for crew and bonus credits for earning a Patrol Duty achievement, you're set for the weekend.
Event Start: 24 May, 2013 (Friday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)
Event End: 27 May, 2013 (Monday) @ 13:30 - 14:00 UTC+8 (06:00 UTC)
Help your team damage at least 6 enemy vehicles by highlighting them. If two or more players have equal amount of enemy vehicles highlighted and destroyed, or if two or more players highlight the same vehicle, the achievement is granted to the player who has earned more XP in the battle.
The Battle of Gazala was a battle fought during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II from May 26 to June 21, 1942. It was fought between the Axis Forces, under the command of Erwin Rommel and the British 8th Army which was led by Lieutenant-General Neil Ritchie, near the town of Gazala, Lybia in North Africa and culminated in a German victory with the Allies losing Tobruk - a defeat that Winston Churchill deemed as a "disgrace".
The Battle of Gazala came after there had been a lull in the war in North Africa from February to mid-May 1942. Erwin Rommel was keen to continue his campaign in the region while Churchill wanted his military commanders there to show a more offensive approach. The loss of Tobruk came as a huge blow to the morale of the Allies. As Gazala lay 60km west of Tobruk, the British also lost that city port to the Germans. The loss also seemed to typify the different strategies shown in North Africa – Rommel’s willingness to go on the offensive and improvise his plans, compared to the conservative strategy adopted by Sir Neil Ritchie.