Another discrepancy is about the Battle of North Africa. In August 1940, the Battle of France was over. England had lost a lot of his heavy armament. They were under the attack of the Luftwaffe. They were under the threat of being invaded. In this situation, they couldn’t send troops to North Africa.
At this time, there were only 36.000 British soldiers in North Africa, with 250 airplanes.
So, Hitler had a free hand to be able to defeat them and to get the oil of the Middle East. And oil of the Middle East was very important for Hitler. Officially, this is why he attacked the Russians in the south in 1941, instead of attacking Moscow, and thus, lost the war against Russia.
Hitler knew that British wouldn’t be able to send reinforcements. And during the following 10 months, his armies wouldn’t do anything. So, in August 1940, the moment was perfect to send troops in North Africa and beat the British armies. He didn’t have to send tons of soldiers; just 100.000 would have been enough.