The Rommel Mission [NOOK Book]

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A little over two months after the D-day landings, a German staff car, enroute to Fuhrer headquarters, pulls off the side of the road near Claremont-en-Argonne, France. The commander of the German Armies in France, Field Marshall von Kluge, and his aide alight from the car, heading to a peaceful spot shaded from the heat of the midday French sun. After a pleasant lunch, the Field Marshal hands his aide a personal letter addressed to his brother, and calmly swallows a cyanide capsule. Kluge has been in his job a ...

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A little over two months after the D-day landings, a German staff car, enroute to Fuhrer headquarters, pulls off the side of the road near Claremont-en-Argonne, France. The commander of the German Armies in France, Field Marshall von Kluge, and his aide alight from the car, heading to a peaceful spot shaded from the heat of the midday French sun. After a pleasant lunch, the Field Marshal hands his aide a personal letter addressed to his brother, and calmly swallows a cyanide capsule. Kluge has been in his job a little more than a month. He had been sent by Hitler to bolster the nerve of Field Marshal Rommel, the man entrusted with the task of defending France from the Allied invasion at Normandy. Rommel, a military genius whom the Allies dubbed, “The Desert Fox”, a man who had earned the grudging respect of Churchill himself, seemed more than equal to the task. However even a man of his abilities cannot counter the overwhelming power of the Allies. Kluge comes to the same conclusion as Rommel, there is no longer any possibility of a German victory. However, there remains one hope, one last mission planned by Rommel. A desperate German staff officer, Major Helder, attempts to carry it out...

All is based on solid historic evidence. Mensa Bulletin, March, 2007

"...a literary masterpiece of historical fiction." Lloyd A. King, author of "From 'Nam, With Love"

"...providing a prespective rarely available to the reader." Hugh Rosen, author of "Silent Battlefields: A Novel"

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011400537
  • Publisher: Ken Kreckel
  • Publication date: 7/2/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 312 KB

Meet the Author

Ken Kreckel writes historical fiction, mysteries, travel, as well as technical publications. As a feature editor of the Historical Novels Review, he has published hundreds of reviews, countless interviews with authors, and features dealing with historical fiction. He has contributed many other articles to various magazines and newspapers. Fascinated with some of the lesser known aspects of history, his novels mainly deal with mysteries associated with the Second World War. For example, The Rommel Mission focuses on the attempted surrender of German forces just after D-day. As a professional geophysicist who has worked throughout North America and Europe, he has personally researched many of the settings for his work. He lives in Wyoming, where he teaches at Casper College and consults for environmental organizations in the Oil and Gas field.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

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    Great read

    Gives a totally different look at D-DAY. Really enjoyed the book well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    A incredible masterpiece

    'The Rommel Mission' incorperates the entertianment of a factual storyline around fictional detials. This allows variety throughout the book and shows to be a incredible masterpiece worth reading. I could not wiat to find out what would happen next, and was amazed that the book showed a diferent area of perspective showing to be a entertianing expirience.5 stars in my opinion, hands down!*****

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