What Made Rommel ROMMEL

March 2011
Military History;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p26
The article offers a look at the war participation and success of 1st Lieutenant Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel. Rommel is described as one of the most feared battlefield commander during World War II. His achievements include the Iron Cross in France in 1914, and leading a military act in Romania. A description of Rommel's tactical prowess is presented. In addition, the article considers the views of Rommel against waiting for reinforcement and allowing for exhausted troops to reorganize.


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