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    The Battle of Stalingrad, perhaps the single most critical and certainly one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, is a great setting for a historical fiction story. His story centers on a duel to the death between two men: Chief Master Sgt. Vasily Zaitsev, sniper, one of the best of the Russian army, and a German SS colonel named Heinz Thorvald, the Nazis' greatest marksman. When Russian snipers led by Zaitsev begin to take a demoralizing toll of German troops, picking them off like hunters

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    War of the Rats The Battle of Stalingrad, perhaps the single most critical and certainly one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, is a great setting for a historical fiction story. His story centers on a duel to the death between two men: Chief Master Sgt. Vasily Zaitsev, sniper, one of the best of the Russian army, and a German SS colonel named Heinz Thorvald, the Nazis' greatest marksman. When Russian snipers led by Zaitsev begin to take a demoralizing toll of German troops, picking them

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    modern defense network consisting of concrete bunkers, machine gun nests, and trenches” (Trueman). Hitler also knew that these defenses may not be enough so he put one of his best generals in charge of his Atlantic Wall. This man was the desert fox, Erwin Rommel. Rommel knew that a big wall alone would not be enough to prevent the Allies from gaining their foothold. “Artillery emplacements were supported with machine gun posts and other artillery emplacements were built inland to give the Wall some

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    Essay on Invasion of Normandy

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    Invasion of Normandy Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day or Operation Overlord, was a cross channel attack planned by the allies that took place over the English channel. Not only was D-Day the largest amphibious assault the world had seen, it was a critical point in World War II. (Locke, Alain, ed. Pg 203) The Invasion of Normandy is when the allies decided that they must take an offense and invade Germany on their home land if Hitler was to be stopped. The allies put all of their

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    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

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    Rommel Leadership Traits

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    AN ANALYTICAL ESSAY ON THE LEADERSHIP TRAITS OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL “Rommel, Rommel, Rommel, Rommel”! he cried. “What else matters but beating him?” Winston Churchill (Cairo Conference, 8 August 1942) INTRODUCTION 1. Leaders and the leadership are two perennially significant subjects of human interest. In the military field, the role of leadership assumes greater significance as the actions of a leader has direct bearing on the lives of his men and fate of his nation. Therefore the study

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    Countdown To D-Day Essay

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    Abstract In the 2004 movie, Ike: Countdown to D-Day, a profile of the leadership style of General Dwight D. Eisenhower is presented as planning and preparation for the single greatest invasion in the history of the world is engaged. This paper examines the leadership style and qualities of the Supreme Allied Commander as presented in the movie and in other literary references. Management in the Cinema – Activity 2 Paper Introduction Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed to be the Supreme Allied Commander

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    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

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    Armies perfect how to fight the last war, just in time for the next. This unattributed adage has foreshadowed the inter-war periods for every army; a repeatable cycle where the typical outcome is the outbreak of a different type of warfare resulting in a change of tactics, techniques, and procedures at the cost of Soldier 's lives. This is why the study of military history holds a heavy emphasis in the United States Army. Whether you are applying to the Command and General Staff College, any Non-Commissioned

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    Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was the only German, Italian, Japanese commander in WW2 to be both, idolized by his men and immensely admired by his enemies. Winston Churchill the British prime mister in WWII described him as a great general “whose ardor and daring inflicted great disasters upon us”. When he was in charge of the Afrika Korps the opposing commander had to reassure his men that Rommel was not a “magician or superhuman.” Rommel was implicated in a plot to murder Hitler nd committed suicide

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