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  Erwin Rommel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rommel was born in Heidenheim,Germany approximately 45 kilometres from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
He was the second son of a Protestant Headmaster of the secondary school at Aalen, Erwin Rommel the elder and Helene von Luz, a daughter of a prominent local dignitary.
Erwin (Johannes Eugen) Rommel, The Desert Fox / Der Wüstenfuchs at Achtung Panzer!
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 Erwin Rommel
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891 - October 14, 1944) was a German Field Marshal and commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II.
Rommel was born in Heidenheim an der Brentz[?], approximately 50km from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
When Rommel was back in Germany, Hitler made him the commander of Army Group B[?], responsible for defending the French coast against a possible Allied invasion.
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 Wikipedia: Erwin Rommel
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891 - October 14, 1944) was a German Field Marshal and commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps in World War II.
Rommel was born in Heidenheim, approximately 50km from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
Rommel's offensive was eventually stopped at the small railway halt of El Alamein, just 60 miles from Cairo.
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 Erwin Rommel
Auchinleck, Rommel’s opposite until his sacking by Churchill, sent a memo to his senior commanders in North Africa, to state that it was their responsibility to ensure that their men thought less of Rommel as a ‘super military leader’ and more of him as a normal German commander.
In February 1944, Rommel was appointed by Hitler to be commander of the defences of the Atlantic Wall.
Rommel was implicated in the July 1944 Bomb Plot against Hitler and the Gestapo was keen to interview this famous military commander.
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 Erwin Rommel
The speed with which Rommel's force speaheads the 1940 German invasion of France causes it to be nicknamed the Ghost Division and himself as the knight of the Apocalypse.
Rommel tells Stuelpnagel he will give Hitler one last chance by sending the fuehrer a "blitz" telegram outlining the war in the starkest possible terms and urging Hitler to take immediate action on the diplomatic front or cut Germany's losses and authorize the Werhmacht to evacuate France and fall back to Germany's borders.
On October 14, two generals visit Rommel at his residence in Errlingen and hand him a cyanide capsule and a message from Hitler: commit suicide and be buried with honors, or stand trial for high treason and be hanged, which implied the loss of his family's livelihood.
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 Erwin Rommel
Rommel was given command of the 7th Panzer Division that invaded France in May, 1940.
Erwin Rommel took poison and officially it was stated that he had died of a brain seizure.
In 1910 Rommel was an officer cadet in the Wurtemberg Regiment.
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 channel4.com - Real Lives - Erwin Rommel
Erwin Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', was a German war hero whose exploits during the Second World War are the stuff of legend.
Erwin Rommel was born in 1891 and, as a young man, had a gift for practical things – at one point, he and his friends built a glider.
Rommel's affair with Walburga remained secret until Gertrud died in 2000, and her collection of her mother's letters and photographs revealed the truth.
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 Biografie van Erwin Rommel, de Woestijnvos
Erwin Johannes Rommel was born on in 1891 and he joined the German Army as a cadet in 1910.
Rommel's famous goggles, which he sported in all of his photographs, were actually the pair taken from British General Richard O'Connor when he was captured in April 1941, and not German Army issue.
With Hitler using the safety of Rommel's family as leverage, Rommel poisoned himself on Oct. 14, 1944, while publicly he was said to have died in an automobile accident.
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 Erwin Rommel - MSN Encarta
Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), German field marshal, renowned for his African desert victories during World War II (1939-1945).
In July 1944 a group of conspirators attempted to assassinate German leader Adolf Hitler; at their trial, Rommel was implicated in the plot.
Rommel received a message from Hitler giving him the choice of suicide or trial.
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 Erwin Rommel - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891–October 14, 1944) was one of the most distinguished German Field Marshals and commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps in World War II.
Rommel was born in Heidenheim, approximately 50 km from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
Some say that Rommel's withdrawal of his army back to Tunisia against Hitler's dreams was a much greater success than his capture of Tobruk (in sharp contrast to the fate suffered by the German 6th Army at the Battle of Stalingrad under the command of Friedrich Paulus).
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 General Erwin Rommel
His father, who was also named Erwin Rommel, died suddenly in 1913, and his mother, Helena, lived on until 1940, long enough to see her second son become a Major-General.
During the invasion Rommel was well aware of the German Panzer units and the blending of artillery and air support, along with motorized infantry to achieve the desired Blitzkrieg results.
Rommel sustained severe head injuries and was eventually moved to a Luftwaffe hospital at Bernay, where he gradually recovered.
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 The North African Campaign Of World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1891 and joined the 124th Wurttemburg Infantry Regiment, and participated in the First World War (Also known as the 'Great War' or 'The War To End All Wars') as a Lieutenant.
Rommels finest battle in North Africa is said to have been Gazala in May 1942, where his superb improvisational skills and mastery of mobile warfare, struck an almost fatal blow to the Allies.
Rommel, although severely lacking supplies and equipment, held out in Tunisia and had the chance to defeat the Allies, but was denied by the Italian High Command over-ruling his proposed attack.
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 Saving Private Ryan: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Rommel is most famous for his command of the Afrika Korps in North Africa in 1942 and 1943, at which time he earned the nickname the "Desert Fox," for his ability to move his forces in ways the Allies could not predict.
In spite of his efforts, Rommel had difficulty in assembling a proper defense force, in part due to conflicting views on how defending units should be placed, and because of Hitler's unwavering demand that his forces fight to the death and not retreat or give up ground.
Rommel was later implicated in a plot to assassinate Hitler, and on October 14, 1944 he committed suicide in order to protect his family and avoid a public trial.
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 Learn more about Erwin Rommel in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891 - October 14, 1944) was a German Field Marshal and commander of the Afrikakorps in World War II.
Rommel's offensive was eventually halted at the small railway halt of El Alamein, just 60 miles from Cairo.
Some say that Rommel's withdrawal of his army back to Tunesia against Hitler's dreams was much greater a success than his capture of Tobruk.
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 Erwin Rommel
Born in 1891 in Heidenheim, the son of a schoolmaster, Rommel was a thrifty, loyal and punctual man, with some similarities to Guderian; impatient with authority and capable of driving his men beyond their normal limits.
Rommel reacted with uncharacteristic panic, but halted the enemy's advance by concentrating the entire sources of his artillery, including his 88mm anti-aircraft guns.
Rommel and General Hans-Jurjen von Arnim conducted a vigorous defense of Tunisia against the combined Allied armies, inflicting serious damage, but Rommel was sent on sick-leave before it fell on 12 May 1943.
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 Rommel, Erwin on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rommel brilliantly commanded an armored division in the attack (1940) on France.
Rommel was recalled to Germany before the Afrika Korps's final defeat.
Allied success led Rommel, who had lost his respect for Hitler, to agree to a plot to remove Hitler from office.
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 Erwin Rommel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Erwin Rommel was one of many tactical geniuses in the German Army in WWII.
Rommel was a master of these tactics, and followed this policy with his subordinates as well.
Rommel took this one step further into what would be one of the most identifiable traits of Blitzkrieg-- exploitation of a weakend opponent.
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 Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel - Wikimedia Commons
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Rommel at a staff conference in the Western Desert.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Commander of the German forces in North Africa, with his aides during the desert campaign.
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 Erwin Rommel Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even then, their first battle was not against the British Eighth Army, but against the U.S. Rommel inflicted a sharp reversal on the American forces at the Battle of Kasserine Pass.
After Hitler gave Kesselring sole Italian command, on 21 November Rommel moved his Army Group B to Normandy, France, responsible for defending the French coast against a possible Allied invasion.
In 's alternative history novel The Man in the High Castle, it is mentioned that Rommel is currently the Nazi-appointed president of the United States of America in the early 1960s.
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 Erwin Rommel
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel joined the Army in 1910, and became an officer two years later.
Rommel commanded an armored division during the German invasion of France.
Rommel was defeated by British forces under the command of Montgomery at the decisive battle of El Alamein.
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 The Trail of the Desert Fox -- Erwin Rommel Revised
Rommel's acquisition of the Blue Max put him a cut above most of his fellow officers in the interwar years, particularly since Rommel, unlike a lot of his contemporaries, had never gone through the German General Staff It is very important to know this, because it has a bearing on his last days.
Rommel, like Hitler himself, had a kind of magical quality that protected him in some way from harm, from the enemy, that in turn engendered an enormous loyalty among their followers: the men who served under Rommel swore by him.
For Rommel thought that the problem building up around his name was not so much connected with the twentieth of July, because he knew he was in the clear-he had known nothing about it-but that he was going to be made the fallguy, the scapegoat for the collapse in France.
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 Erwin Rommel at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891 - October 14, 1944) was a German Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps in World War II.
Although after the war his wife maintained that Rommel was against the plot, despite the popularity of the opposite position.
It has been stated that Rommel wanted to avoid giving future generations of Germans the perception that the war was lost because of a backstab, the infamous Dolchstoss theory, as it was commonly believed by some Germans following WWI.
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 Erwin Rommel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rommel ranks as one of the greatest military strategists in history - often using superior tactics to outwit his enemies when outnumbered - and was an outstanding and an unconventional military leader with unique methods of command.
His personal papers and notes, all put together by his widow and Fritz Bayerlein, titled "Rommel Papers" ("Krieg ohne Hass"), were published for the first time in 1950 and described all of Rommel's combat and personal experiences.
Born Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel - father a schoolteacher; mother a daughter of a former president of the Württemberg government - in Heidenheim an der Brentz in the state of Württemberg.
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 Who was Erwin Rommel? - Answerbag
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (November 15, 1891 – October 14, 1944) was one of the most distinguished German Field Marshals and commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps in World War II.
Young Erwin considered becoming an engineer, but on his father's insistence joined the local 124th Württemberg Infantry Regiment as an officer cadet in 1910, and was soon sent to the Officer Cadet School in Danzig.
Rommel spent most of 1941 building his organization and re-forming the shattered Italian units, who had suffered a string of defeats at the hands of British Commonwealth forces under Major General Richard O'Connor.
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 Amazon.com: Attacks: ROMMEL: Books: Erwin Rommel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rommel was a very aggressive mountain infantry officer and won the Pour le Merit in the Caporetto offensive.
Rommel's style was overly aggressive and similar to Caesar's in the Balkans and Egypt: bold thrusts and pursuits with handfuls of troops which sometimes got Rommel into some very tight spots.
Rommel's Attack is a great first person account on the activities of a junior military officer, trained on the concept of problem solving and overcoming the obstacles that he finds as he accomplishes the task that present themselves to him during combat in the Great War.
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