Written by erwin rommel, 1984 edition, new edition publisher. Discover book depositorys huge selection of erwin rommel books online. Carries the reader from the alps in wwi to north africa in wwii. His father, erwin rommel 186019 was a math teacher, and later a secondary school headmaster at aalen. Rommel brilliantly commanded an armored division in the attack 1940 on france. Feb 20, 2012 erwin rommel was a highly decorated officer in wwi, and was awarded the pour le merite for his exploits on the italian front. Rommel and his art of war was written by erwin rommel and the description says. Erwin rommel pin by paolo marzioli german soldiers ww2, german army, mg 34. Like the general himself, this book is understated yet elegant. What is considered the definitive book on erwin rommel. Gaining prominence in 1940 as a commander of a panzer division that smashed the french defenses see blitzkrieg, 1940, 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. Erwin rommel is currently considered a single author. Rommel receiving the title of the grand officer of the colonial order of the star of.
Erwin rommel 3 by juliakoterias on deviantart german soldiers ww2, german army. There are two parts to the rommel myth and why i think he is vastly overrated. The facts presented here a accurate, but it would have been nice to have seen more of them. Infanteria al ataque historia militar spanish edition. At the time of the books writing in the mid1930s, rommel s rank was lieutenant colonel. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.
Johannes erwin eugen rommel 15 november 1891 14 october 1944 was a german general and military theorist. Tanks attack about tank warfare, and gathered much material during the north. Rommel was born in heidenheim, germany, 45 kilometers 28 mi from ulm, in the kingdom of wurttemberg which was then part of the german empire, on november 15, 1891. A complex man emerges from the pages of field marshal.
He was probably the most famous german commander of world war ii, an aggressive and brilliant tactician who bested french, british and american opponents repeatedly throughout the war. He entered the army in 1910 and rose slowly through the ranks. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. See more ideas about erwin rommel, afrika korps and world war two.
Author daniel allen butler assesses both the temperament and the battlefield brilliance of world war ii nazi germanys desert fox in this 600page, hardcover book with 16 pages of photographs. Published in very limited numbers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of generalfeldmarschall erwin rommel, this beautiful, understated 838 x 9 inch, 100 page heavily illustrated hardcover book is a perfect tribute to the nearperfect soldier perhaps the best germany had to offer in world war ii. F or a time, erwin rommel was hitlers favorite general. The book includes 120 blackandwhite photographs many of them taken by rommel himself and battle maps illustrate the theatres in which rommel fought. Feb 16, 2012 erwin rommel was a highly decorated officer in world war i, and was awarded the pour le merite for his exploits on the italian front. Erwin rommel, german field marshal who became the most popular general at home and gained the open respect of his enemies with his spectacular victories as commander of the afrika korps in world war ii. In his own words by christopher ailsby, erwin rommel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Aug 22, 2008 rommel and his art of war was written by erwin rommel and the description says. Infantry attacks by manfred rommel, erwin rommel alibris. In this intriguing, wellpaced tale of a journalistic coup, marshall, the first to discover the real events behind rommel s death, tells how he learned the facts from rommel s widow and delves into the great generals background and death. Mar 17, 2012 for those who enjoy military history, erwin rommels infantry attacks is wellwritten and sometimes inspiring book about a german officer who, despite fighting on the losing side, seemed to have won far more than he lost. Rommel, erwin mariscal aleman heidenheim, 1891 ulm, 1944.
Erwin rommel is one of the most misrepresented figures in history. Outnumbered and outgunned, he held off allied forces in north africa from early 1941 to mid. He committed suicide in 1944 after his role in a failed plot to assassinate hitler became known to the fuhrer. Secondly, it is claimed he was divorced from nazism and only too late realised the monster re. Erwin rommel s most popular book is infantry attacks. At the time of the book s writing in the mid1930s, rommels rank was lieutenant colonel. Firstly, it is claimed he was a fantastic general who fought chivalrously. Infantry attacks by erwin rommel in chm, fb2, txt download ebook. The trail of the fox the search for the true field marshal. General erwin rommel was born on november 15th, 1891 in heidenheim, 28 miles from ulm, in the kingdom of wurttemberg then part of the german empire. I have read a number of books on the life of erwin rommel.
Field marshal erwin rommel s heroic opposition to hitler in 1944 cost him his life. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. See whole dustjacket previous versions include compressed pdf files. In wwii, he distinguished himself as commander of the 7th panzer division during the 1940 invasion of france, and his leadership of german and italian forces in the north african campaign earned him his legendary status as the desert fox. Frequently used as the good german general, this narrative is a distortion of history that ignores among others, the treatment of jews in north africa as well as rommels role in italy. Winding their way through a break the barbed wire, they forced the enemy out of their position, but rommel immediately realized a mistake. Info about how rommel pulled off some of his amazing victories would have supported the authors proposition that rommel was one of the greatest military leaders in history. List of books and articles about erwin rommel online. Liddell hart, basil henry sir 18951970 adapter author of introduction author editor. Rommel is given the choice to commit suicide via a cyanide pill, or be hanged consequently stripping his family of their safety. Buy infantry attacks by manfred rommel, erwin rommel online at alibris. Books by erwin rommel all formats kindle books hardcover paperback sort by. Erwin rommel in 1917, proudly displaying his newly acquired pour le merite.
Johannes erwin eugen rommel 15 november 1891 14 october 1944 was a german. Field marshal erwin rommel exerted an almost hypnotic influence not only over his own troops but also over the allied soldiers of the eighth army in the second world war. Ver mas ideas sobre guerra mundial, guerra y soldados. From the alps in world war i to the invasion of france in 1940, and from the desert war in 1943 to normandy in 1944, rommel in his own words brings the concerns and crises of rommel. Sep 23, 2015 infantry attacks by erwin rommel in chm, fb2, txt download ebook. Rommel had planned to write a successor called panzer greift an in english. Sent with a small german force to help the axis against the british. Erwin rommels most popular book is infantry attacks. See more ideas about erwin rommel, afrika korps and wwii. Buttressing his book with some archival research, the author relies mostly on rommels own diaries and letters edited and published soon after the warone of. Nov 15, 1910 joined the local 124th wurttemberg infantry regiment. Popularly known as the desert fox, he served as field marshal in the wehrmacht armed forces of nazi germany during world war ii, as well as serving in the reichswehr of the weimar republic, and the army of imperial germany.
Erwin johannes rommel was born in 1891 and he joined the german army as a cadet in 1910. Erwin rommel simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erwin rommel books list of books by author erwin rommel. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Infanterie greift an is a classic book on military tactics written by erwin rommel about his experiences in world war i. Erwin rommel has 17 books on goodreads with 12474 ratings.
Gaining prominence in 1940 as a commander of a panzer division that smashed the french defenses see blitzkrieg, 1940, 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. The position was open to attack from the rear, and the ground was too hard for his men to dig their own defensive line. 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. Popularly known as the desert fox, he served as field marshal in the wehrmacht armed forces of nazi germany during world war ii, as well as serving in the reichswehr of the weimar republic, and the army of imperial germany rommel was a highly decorated officer in world war i and. The trail of the fox the search for the true field marshal rommel. Erwin rommel was born johannes erwin eugen rommel on november 15, 1891 in heideheim, german empire. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Erwin rommel combining private letters to his wife, orders, his daily accounts of battle written during world war ii and his published memoirs, rommel in his own words offers a compelling insight into the mind of one of the twentieth centurys great military leaders. On february 12, 1941, erwin rommel was appointed commander in chief of german troops in libya. More editions of memorias del mariscal rommel spanish edition. For those who could care less about battlefield exploits, rommels book is an excellent example of honest selfcriticism. During world war i he served as an infantry lieutenant with the german army in italy, romania and france. At the time of the books writing in the mid1930s, rommels rank was lieutenant colonel.
It was a fancy title for a force composing only one of the new panzer divisions, the stillorganizing 15th, a scratch brigade grandiloquently titled 5th light division later upgraded as the 21st panzer division, and another mixed bag that became the 90th light division. Is it true that erwin rommel was kind to his prisoners and. He chose the cyanide pill and was buried with full military honors and was remembered as a national hero. In world war ii, he further distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th panzer division during the 1940 invasion of france. Erwin johannes eugen rommel gained immortality in the north african campaign of 19411943. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Isbn 9788421757420 9788421757420 hardcover, noguer y caralt editores, 2006.488 382 1440 329 475 244 1097 106 135 617 1321 375 1459 499 1197 533 452 86 251 1044 1354 996 1292 723 1369 1128 50 893 369 1396 278 722 711 807 393 271 1463 498 1181 821 810 462 68 1029 183 710 929 306