When recalled to Berlin to explain to Hitler why one division of commonwealth troops were holding up his Afrika Korps' advance across North Africa at Tobruk in 1941 Rommel is quoted as saying to Hitler;
"These are no ordinary dominion troops. These are Australians. Give me two divisions of Australians and I will conquer the world."
- Erwin Rommel, 1941.
Needless to say Hitler accepted Rommel's explanation.