Rommel in North Africa : Quest for the Nile

Description

Erwin Rommel is the arguably the most well-known German general of the Second World War. Revered by his troops and applauded by his enemies, the so-called Desert Fox achieved legendary status for his daring exploits and bold manoeuvres during the North African campaign. In this book, richly illustrated with over 400 images, the author examines the privations and challenges Rommel faced in leading his coalition force. Endeavouring to reach the Nile Delta, we find Rommel's Axis soldiers poorly-prepared to undertake such an audacious operation. Much-admired by his men in the front lines, we discover a demanding and intolerant leader, censured by subordinate officers and mistrusted by his superiors in Berlin. Certainly no diplomat, we observe posed interactions with Italian and junior German officers through an official lens. We note Rommels readiness to take advantage of his enemys weakness and study his extraordinary instinct for waging mobile warfare. We consider his disregard for the decisive factor of supply and view his armys reliance on captured equipment. We learn how this brave and ambitious commander was celebrated by German propaganda when the Wehrmachts fortunes in the East were waning. Conversely, analyse why Winston Churchill honoured him as a daring and skillful opponent. Finally, we picture this energetic, ambitious, at times reckless, commander as he roamed the vast Western Desert battlefield. This is the story of Rommel in North Africa.

Details

Author(s)
David Mitchelhill-Green
Format
Paperback | 230 pages
Dimensions
189 x 246 x 15.24mm | 703.07g
Publication date
21 Nov 2017
Publisher
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint
Pen & Sword Military
Publication City/Country
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
250 images
ISBN10
1473892201
ISBN13
9781473892200
Bestsellers rank
1,161,678

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