Nicknamed 'The Desert Fox' for his cunning command of the Afrika Korps, Erwin Rommel remains one of the most popular and studied of Germany's World War II commanders. He got his first taste of combat in World War I, where his daring command earned him the Blue Max, Germany's highest decoration for bravery. He followed this up with numerous successes early in World War II in both Europe and Africa, before facing his biggest challenge - organizing the defence of France.
Implicated in the plot to kill Hitler, Rommel chose suicide over a public trial. This book looks at the life of this daring soldier, focusing on his style of command and the tactical decisions that earned him his fearsome reputation.
About the Author
Alistair McCluskey is a serving officer in the British Army. He has served in the UK, Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia. He gained his MA at King's College, London. His interests include military history, particularly the Roman Army and World War 1, and Sunderland Football Club. The author lives in Aldershot, UK.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as "Look and Learn" he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects.Peter Dennis lives in Nottinghamshire, UK.
"Erwin Rommel, nicknamed 'The Desert Fox,' is covered here in a survey that blends over 40 photographs from a range of European collectors with color plates of battles, maps, and in-depth coverage of Rommel's strategies. It comes from an author with a PhD in military history and is not to be missed by any in-depth military collection." - The Midwest Book Review (November 2010)
"Dynamic artwork, rare photographs, good supportive references. Whether to introduce you to ‘The Desert Fox’ or to further your knowledge of him, this is a fine book." -Frederick Boucher, Armorama (November 2010)