was in the first general to use the Volkswagen during the military
operation in France. He was so impressed by it that he, afterwards, when
he was in charge of the Afrika Korps, reordered an ever increasing
number of the vehicles. The K?belwagen distinguished itself immediatley
by its enormous efficiency on all kinds of terrain, in spite of its
small horse power (hardly 24 HP) and the driver on the rearwheels only.