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

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

by Samuel Mitcham
     
 

• 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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811735100
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/08/2008
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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