biography, "Rommel: The Desert Fox" the author gives us a very insight in the life of Erwin Rommel. Desmond Young a desert war veteran fought in the war, in the British Army in the Africa. Young was a prisoner of war until the end on the war. Young wrote the book just only five years after the war. That’s what make this book so unique because the war was still fresh in everyone minds. He interviews Rommel wife, son and some closed friend, that gave very intimate information about Field Marshall Rommel. Young
ERWIN ROMMEL: THE DESERT FOX On November 18, 1941, acting Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Keyes led a team of British commandos in storming a heavily guarded building deep in German-controlled Africa. They were to assassinate Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, or the Desert Fox. Every one of Keyes’ men were killed or captured. Keyes’ team hadn’t even targeted the right location. Where they expected to find Rommel 250 miles behind the front lines, the Field Marshal was at the front lines with his troops.
Erwin “The Desert Fox” Rommel By SSG Randall Aki As a young boy, I would always spend a lot of time with my maternal grandfather, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Listening to all his stories, one man stood out the most, Erwin Rommel. He told how Rommel moved across Africa with speed and accuracy. But if there was one thing that I remember most is that he led by example. If we are to understand this quality that he possessed, we have to understand the man and who he was.
Was Erwin Rommel the main cause of Germany's victories in 1941-43 in Africa. Erwin Rommel – was a German Field Marshal, one of the most outstanding commanders of the Second World War. The ones they usually say about: "it is a pity that he was an enemy." He was one of the most liked by soldiers and a folk hero of Nazi Germany, and this was actively used for Nazi propaganda. Since 1941, the figure of Rommel (or as he was called in Africa “fox of the desert”) became the most noticeable among the generals
Killing Rommel Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield tells the story about an elite British commando unit, the Long Range Desert Group, and their mission to roam the North African desert. The mission was to stop Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Corps during World War II. Rommel, also known as the “Desert Fox”, was a German army general that Hitler could rely on for almost any mission given his exceptional tactics on the battlefield. Pressfield presents the story as a first person account
Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1981 into a simple middle-class southern German family. Erwin Rommel would enter into military service during 1910 as an officer cadet. He saw his first action in World War I where he began to show his natural ability as a leader and start his illustrious career, which peaks during World War II. Erwin Rommel would find himself revered and respected by Hitler as one of his top generals. He would die before the defeat of Germany on October 15, 1944 and his death
Field Marshal Rommel In this report I will go over Rommel's life as well as his success and downfalls. He played a major part in the German army of WW|| and made many tactical decision which resulted in victories. Early life Field Marshal Rommel was born in Heidenhiem, Germany on November 15, 1891. His mother and father were Helene von Luz and Professor Erwin Rommel. He was educated locally and showed a strong technical aptitude at an early age. Even though Rommel wanted to pursue engineering
Rommel quickly observed that the new section of the line had not been molested by German artillery and appeared to be unmanned. The common tactic of the war was a preemptive artillery bombardment prior to any major assault by ground troops. With this knowledge, Rommel assumed that the new enemy positions did not have a clue to his detachments proximity to their lines and noted that the situation presented was reminiscent of the early stages of the assault on Mount Cosna. Rommel now had the tactical
comes to mind is probably D-Day or Pearl Harbor or maybe even Berlin, while the North African Campaign is often forgotten. Three of the notable campaigns that occurred in Africa at this time were Operation Torch, Operation Tunisia, and the Western Desert Campaign; These campaigns took place from June 10th, 1940 to May 13th, 1943. When talking about any war or great struggle, there are three things to know: who were influential figures of this struggle, what methods or types of warfare they used, and
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel was born on November 15, 1891 in Heidenheim, Germany. In World War I, Rommel gave himself a name in the German Third Army in 1910. He was called brave for his leadership. After the war he stayed with the army instead of leveling up. When Adolf Hitler became chancellor in 1933, he recognized Rommel’s ability to become a true man of power. By 1938, Rommel was a senior military figure in Wehrmacht. In February 1940, Rommel was named commander of the 7th Panzer division.