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Rommel : in his own words

Author: Erwin Rommel; John Pimlott
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg PA : Stackpole Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Desert Fox himself shares his personal philosophy of warfare, and offers his views of battles, leaders and the progress of both World Wars. A complete picture of how a military genius grappled with the reality of war is presented through Rommel's accounts of his combat experiences and through newly translated extracts from letters, orders and the narratives of daily action in World War II. In addition, some of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Erwin Rommel; Erwin Rommel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erwin Rommel; John Pimlott
ISBN: 1853671851 9781853671852
OCLC Number: 30156020
Notes: Translation from the German of Rommel's wartime writings, correspondence, etc.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Young Rommel --
Mountain warrior --
Inter-war years --
Rommel's ghosts --
Storm in the desert --
Desert magician --
Triumph and attrition --
The fox at bay --
Afrika Korps in retreat --
Italian interlude --
Defence of the West.
Responsibility: editor, John Pimlott.

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The Desert Fox himself shares his personal philosophy of warfare, and offers his views of battles, leaders and the progress of both World Wars. A complete picture of how a military genius grappled with the reality of war is presented through Rommel's accounts of his combat experiences and through newly translated extracts from letters, orders and the narratives of daily action in World War II. In addition, some of Rommels' personal photos are included ... Dr. John Pimlott's commentary sets Rommel's writing in context, describing the background to the great general's ideas and the way in which his plans were affected by circumstances beyond his control.

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