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  : Second World War : Events : Tragic Death of Rommel :
The marshal-of-field Erwin the Rommel, most famous and wanted general-fekmarschall of the Reich, died in its house of Herrlingen in consequência of the serious wounds the one that was subject in the front of Normandy in the past day 17 of July.
A certainty is that, although Rommel to have some knowledge of the attempted against one, never was joined to the group nor participated in any of the meetings of the conspirators, but the suspicion they were each time more centered in it.
Rommel chooses this last alternative and is said farewell to its woman, its son and its Aldinger assistant.
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  Encyclopedia: Erwin Rommel
Rommel was born in Heidenheim, approximately 50 km from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
Rommel became the youngest recipient of Prussia's highest medal, the Pour le Mérite, an honor traditionally reserved for generals only and which he received after fighting in the mountains of north-east Italy.
Some historians contrast Rommel's withdrawal of his army back to Tunisia against Hitler's dreams of much greater success than even 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 which stood its ground and was annihilated).
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 Achtung Panzer! - Erwin Rommel!
Erwin Rommel was born on November 15th of 1891 in Heidenheim an der Brentz near Ulm in the state of Wurttemberg.
Erwin Rommel was given the choice of suicide, to be reported as death from his wounds, as an alternative to execution as a traitor, which would have placed his family and close associates in grave danger.
Rommel was highly respected by his enemies and was considered to be the last of the knights.
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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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 AllRefer.com - Erwin Rommel (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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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 The Desert Fox
Rommel's father was a teacher, as his grandfather had been, and his mother was the daughter of a senior official.
As early as the fall of 1943, Rommel, a purely professional soldier whose judgment was not swayed by political predilections, had been convinced that the war could no longer be won and that Hitler was prepared neither to face that fact nor to draw the inevitable conclusion--the necessity of making peace with the Western powers.
Rommel did not reject the suggestion, but the men who wanted to extricate Germany from the war never revealed to Rommel that they planned to assassinate Hitler.
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 The Session: Shop - Product info
Rommel's papers provide his first-hand account of the war, with a focus on defensive preparations for the defense of the coast.
Although many of his papers were deliberately destroyed in the midst of the July 20th plot, as Rommel was involved in it, his extant papers relay enough information on how he viewed the defense of France in 1944, for which he was responsible.
The Rommel Papers gave me a greater understanding of not only Rommel the soldier, but also Rommel as a man. The hardships and difficulties facing Rommel and his troops are thoroughly described in this excellent work.
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 : Second World War : Biographies : Erwin Rommel [1891-1944] :
In August of 1939 (eves of the beginning of the war with the attack to the Polónia), Rommel, that was the commander of the Academy of War of Wiener Neustadt, is called by Hitler to remain in its quarter-general during the operations.
Rommel was characterized for always marching to the front of its troops, especially in the points where if it spoke of a bigger resistance on the part of the enemy.
Rommel gave to the command of the new Group of Armies of Africa to the general von Arnin, however, in day 23 was forced to retake the command.
www.worldwar-two.net /biografias/62   (2181 words)

  
 Rommel, Erwin J.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rommel in the Desert: Victories and Defeat of the Afrika-Korps, 1941-1943.
Triumphant Fox: Erwin Rommel and the Rise of the Afrika Korps.
Rommel, the Desert Fox, with a foreword by Sir Claude Auchinleck.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/great/rommel.htm   (1158 words)

  
 Erwin Rommel - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rommel was born in Heidenheim an der Brentz, approximately 50km from Ulm, in the state of Württemberg.
Rommel's offensive was eventually halted at the small railway halt of El Alamein, just 60 miles from Cairo.
Due to Rommel's popularity with the German people, Hitler gave him an option to commit suicide with cyanide or face dishonour and retaliation against his family and staff.
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 Amazon.com: The Rommel Papers (Da Capo Paperback): Books: Erwin Rommel,Basil Henry Liddell Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rommel was a brilliant self-promoter - with humility though.
The Rommel Papers was written from Rommels own personal diaries made during his numerous campaigns.
The story of how Rommel's son and wife kept the various notes, letters, etc hidden away from the Nazis and the struggle with the Aallies to get them back should be a book in...
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 The Forced Suicide of Field Marshall Rommel, 1944
By the beginning of 1943, Rommel's faith in Germany's ability to win the war was crumbling, as was his estimation of Hitler.
Rommel became convinced that victory for Germany was a lost cause and that prolonging the war would lead only to his homeland's devastation.
The family was aware that Rommel was under suspicion and that his chief of staff and his commanding officer had both been executed.
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These papers included letters to his wife, letters to various people in the Wermacht, personal letters to Hitler, and dictations of the events that happened while he was in France, Africa, and back in France.
Seeing as this is not an actual finished works and Rommel did not have the time to go back after some years and add his retrospective thoughts to it, he does not make that many conclusions as to how things turned out.
There is much time spent on how Rommel could have come to the decision to be involved in the July 20th plot, and what kinds of things must have come along to make him choose to be involved.
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 Desert Fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rommel's wife had told the mayor about the true feelings of Rommel for Hitler and this helped Strogan in his talks with Rommel.
Hitler claims that Rommel is too weak and knows nothing ab out the overall scheme and planning, that he was too weak, and that is why he did not replace Von Rumstadt with him.
Rommel cooperated with the film and even gave Rommel's papers to the producers from which many insights into Rommel's thinking was gained.
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 IrishEyes: Death of Rommel
Gaining prominence in 1940 as a commander of a panzer division that smashed the French defenses, Rommel went on to command the Afrika Korps where his tactical genius, ability to inspire his troops and make the best of limited resources, prompted Hitler to elevate him to the rank of Field Marshall.
In 1943, Hitler placed Rommel in charge of fortifyng the "Atlantic Wall" along the coast of France--defenses intended to repel the inevitable invasion of Europe by the Allies.
Rommel's son, Manfred, was 15 years old and served as part of an antiaircraft crew near his home.
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 Sixty Years Ago, the Battle of El Alamein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rommel’s successful use of blitzkrieg stunned the British and they were routed from their positions in quick order.
Rommel decided to launch a new offensive in mid-January, when he hoped to be able to pry more resources out of the German Army fighting on the Continent.
Rommel protested Hitler’s orders, “you must hold fast, never retreat, hurl every gun and every man into the fray”, and after a fruitless rebuttal started his retreat on 2 November.
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 World War 2 on Film - Worldwar-2.net
James Mason is utterly convincing as Nazi Field Marshall Rommel (a role that became something of a specialty: see The Desert Rats, 1953) who gained notoriety for his successful North African campaigns.
When MacRoberts leads a commando raid behind enemy lines and is captured, he is taken to a German field hospital tent where he meets the infamous Rommel, the two conversing civilly about war in one of the film’s most intriguing scenes.
Tracing his personal rivalries with such generals as Rommel and Montgomery, his problematic treatment of his own men, and his nearly runaway contempt for diplomacy, the film triumphs as an enduring portrait of a complex and larger-than-life figure.
www.worldwar-2.net /world-war-2-on-film/world-war-2-on-film-index.htm   (6032 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Knight's Cross at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The book covers from Rommel’s birth in 1891 to Rommel’s “suicide” in 1944; unfortunately, the first 138 pages of "Knight’s Cross" (about 25% of the book) discuss the first 49 years of Rommel’s life (about 92% of his life).
Rommel’s skill on the battlefield scarcely exceeds his skill with the pen, and inasmuch as one cannot help but read about his wartime exploits in a biography, I feel it’s better to have it straight from the horse’s mouth [such as it is].
Rommel writes with all the skill of a natural genius, poetically weaving metaphors into his prose even as tanks explode and men die.
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 Blitzkrieg, 1940
General Erwin Rommel, who would later gain fame in the African desert as the "Desert Fox", led the 7th Panzer Division as it crashed through the Belgian defenses into France, skirting the Maginot Line and then smashing it from behind.
Two days later, Rommel and his forces raced behind and parallel to the Maginot Line, and then turned north to attack the fortifications from behind.
Rommel served in the infantry during World War I. Amazingly, he did not take command of his first panzer unit until 3 months before the German invasion of France.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /blitzkrieg.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Rommel Papers: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
When Erwin Rommel diedby forced suicide at Hitlers commandhe left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of his masterly campaigns.
To this is added by Rommels son Manfred the story of the field marshalls last weeks and the final day when he was given the choice of an honorable suicide or an ignominious trial for treason.
Undoubtably the most perceptive and insightful German commander of the war, Rommel exhibits incredible understranding of troops, commanders, and what is possible and impossible on the battle field.
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 Rommel's Rules of Warfare
While Rommel's rules are mainly aimed at the operational and strategic level, they do have some validity in the tactical ASL environment.
Rommel refers to these tactics as the "sword and shield," where the sword was the armor and the shield was the anti-tank screen that was deployed _right_ up front.
[Rommel was a master of deception, and his British opponents were uncertain or hesitant enough to keep giving Rommel the initiative.
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 WTJ Books & Movies - WWII
The Rommel Papers — The Rommel Papers are the compilation of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's field notes written throughout World War Two and carefully compiled after his death by acclaimed writer and military theorist B. Liddell-Hart.
Rommel, also known as The Desert Fox, was a keen and meticulous observer, with an ability to drive men to their best efforts which was legendary even before his assignment to the future Afrika Korps.
From the push to Sedan at the beginning of the 1940 campaign in France to his all night drive along an enemy troop column in the Libyan desert, you will experience what Rommel experienced and gain a personal knowledge of the deep concerns he showed for his men and officers, and even for his enemies.
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 Northafrica
Rommel in the Desert : Victories and Defeat of the
Rommel's Greatest Victory : The Desert Fox and the
Rommel and the Secret War in North Africa, 1941-1943 :
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 Erwin Rommel, B. H. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart - The Rommel Papers Reviews at Shopping.com
Erwin Rommel, B. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart - The Rommel Papers Reviews at Shopping.com
Erwin Rommel, B. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart - The Rommel Papers
The Bottom Line: Like General Patton, Field Marshal Rommel was a brilliant tank commander who did not survive the war.
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 Erwin Rommel, B. H. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart - The Rommel Papers (Da Capo Paperback) - Book
Erwin Rommel, B. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart
Very insightful and interesting look inside the mind of one of the greatest generals of WWII.
The Rommel Papers (Da Capo Paperback) - Erwin Rommel, B. Liddell-Hart, Basil Henry Liddell Hart
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 Rommel, Erwin on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
(Erwin Rommel) (Showdown in the Gulf) (Cover Story)
(Erwin Rommel's nickname, ATandT transmits international FAX messages to military personnel involved in Operation Desert Shield)
THE REAL DESERT RAT; It was one of the biggest security blunders of the war.
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 Erwin Rommel
Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen (1891-1944) (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia)
World History since 1550: Erwin Rommel (ROM-uhl) (The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy)
throwing away the lives of thousands of British soldiersHis reports let Rommel know every secret the British had.
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 The MAGTF's Approach To Logistics In Maneuver Warfare
78 8 Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, The Rommel Papers, ed.
As stated earlier in the paper, one of the difficulties was they failed to recognize, and incorporate the logistics' arm into their development of blitzkrieg.
Although it's implied that Guderian was concerned about logistics, -- supply units were part of his Panzer Division -- there is no indication that he gave any new thought to logistics at the operational level -- the pipeline from the source of supply in theater to front-line units.
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