Rommel - A Reappraisal

Ian F.W. Beckett

How should history judge
the life and career of Erwin Rommel,
the most famous German general of
the Second World War, 70 years after
his death on 14 October 1944? In his
own time and in the years immediately
after the war his reputation as a great
and chivalrous commander grew to the
point where it took on almost legendary
proportions, and the lege
Date Published :
February 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 Illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781593592
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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How should history judge the life and career of Erwin Rommel, the most famous German general of the Second World War, 70 years after his death on 14 October 1944? In his own time and in the years immediately after the war his reputation as a great and chivalrous commander grew to the point where it took on almost legendary proportions, and the legend is still with us today. His support for the plot to remove Hitler from power in 1944 and the manner of his death, committing suicide in order to protect his family from Nazi retribution, further enhanced his image as an honorable, professional soldier. But does he deserve this legendary status? Can his exploits as a soldier and commander and his conduct of the war be separated from the aggressive aims of Hitler and the Nazis whom he and the German army served? These are among the key questions Ian Beckett and his team of expert contributors seeks to answer in this stimulating and timely study of Rommel and his legacy.

About The Author
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Ian F. W. Beckett & Steven J. Corvi are both authors and military historians.

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