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Rommel's Desert Commanders: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941-42

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New perspective on the most famous campaign of the legendary Desert Fox Details on the contributions and animosities of Rommel's subordinates Includes accounts of Tobruk, Gazala, El Alamein, and other battles

In Libya and Egypt in 1941 and 1942, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox, battling and usually defeating numerically superior enemies. Until now, historians have generally overlooked the talented cast of characters who supported Rommel ...

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Overview

New perspective on the most famous campaign of the legendary Desert Fox Details on the contributions and animosities of Rommel's subordinates Includes accounts of Tobruk, Gazala, El Alamein, and other battles

In Libya and Egypt in 1941 and 1942, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox, battling and usually defeating numerically superior enemies. Until now, historians have generally overlooked the talented cast of characters who supported Rommel during this campaign. Distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham recounts the battles of the Afrika Korps through the men who served Rommel as staff officers and commanders of divisions, regiments, and battalions—soldiers like Ludwig Crüwell and Walter Nehring, two of World War II's best panzer commanders, and Ernst-Günther Baade, who wore a kilt and carried a broadsword into battle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811735100
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 8/8/2008
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
Preface     ix
The Sources of Rommel's Officers     1
The First Cyrenaican Campaign     15
The Siege of Tobruk     29
Crusader     35
The Gazala Line and Tobruk     69
The Staff     95
El Alamein     135
The Other Commanders     157
Notes     191
Bibliography     205
Index     209
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