March 2011
Military History;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p32
The article traces the experiences of Lieutenant Erwin Rommel at the Battle of Caporetto from October 24 to 26, 1917. Rommel, a two-time recipient of the Iron Cross, understood the futility of the trench warfare on the Western Front. Such understanding led him to develop a tactic that earned him the Pour le Mérite. The article also describes how Rommel led his troop to capture Matajur and its Italian defenders.


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