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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 World War II. Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied. In this classic study of the art of war, Rommel analyzes the tactics that lay behind his success. First published in 1937, it quickly became a highly regarded military textbook and also brought its author to the ...

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Overview

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 World War II. Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied. In this classic study of the art of war, Rommel analyzes the tactics that lay behind his success. First published in 1937, it quickly became a highly regarded military textbook and also brought its author to the attention of Adolph Hitler. Rommel was to subsequently advance through the ranks to the high command in World War II.

Though most people immediately connect Rommel with the African campaigns of World War II, he made his initial legendary giant steps during the First World War. In this 1935 title, he recalls his greatest battles, outlines how he won them, and provides his strategies on the use of armor in the field lessons ultimately used by Patton and other Allied tank commanders to defeat him.--Library Journal

As a leader of a small unit in the First World War, Rommel proved himself an aggressive and versatile commander, with a reputation for using the battleground terrain to his own advantage, for gathering intelligence, and for seeking out and exploiting enemy weaknesses. Rommel graphically describes his own achievements, and those of his units, in the swift-moving battles on the Western Front, in the ensuing trench warfare, in the 1917 campaign in Romania, and in the pursuit across the Tagliamento and Piave rivers. This classic account seeks out the basis of his astonishing leadership skills, providing an indispensable guide to the art of war written by one of its greatest exponents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760337158
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Series: Zenith Military Classics Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 105,896
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was one of Hitler's most celebrated generals, most famous for his battles in the desert sands of the Middle East during the Second World War.
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  • Posted May 4, 2010

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    A good tactics book

    A good insight on Rommel's rise as an officer and a good book on tactics to help develop your war skills.

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    the desert fox

    great man and awsome tactics in world war two. glad to see it come out in american version. cant wait to buy.

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