Erwin Rommel by Pier Battistelli

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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 Pier Battistelli

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Pier Paolo Battistelli earned his PhD in military history at the University of Padua. A scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy throughout World War II, he is active in Italy and abroad writing titles and essays on military history subjects. A contributor to the Italian Army Historical Office, he is currently revising his PhD thesis for publication: The War of the Axis: German and Italian Military Partnership in World War Two, 1939-1943. The author lives in Italy.
Published February 21, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Having read a few titles that he had referred to, such as David Irving's The Trail of the Fox and Terry Brighton's Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War, I did agree with many of his recommendations, and did feel that Battistelli's new work on Rommel would serve as a good complement to the e...

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