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    RasherHash RasherHash is offline
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    Rommel: The Desert Fox?

    Field Marshal Rommel is well known as the audacious commander of the Afrika Corps during WW2.



    Rommel was a hero of the trenches and of the early Blitzkrieg against France. His raison d'etre was attack, attack, attack. He made himself quite unpopular with many of his subordiantes because he was so demanding of them and would accept no excuses as to why they were not attacking and pushing through enemy positions.

    On the downside Rommel was a place seeker, he was denied the plaudits for several victories in WW1 and never forgot this. He believed fervently in Hitler's 'genious' and wanted the Furher to like him. He was feted after the war as a great commander who opposed Hitler but this seems to be far from the truth as some are coming to realise.

    Was the Desert Fox an honest soldier or just another Nazi? | The Independent
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    That ************************ better have my correct address for the royalties he is making off my back.
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    Just another Nazi
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    Field Marshal Rommel is well known as the audacious commander of the Afrika Corps during WW2.



    Rommel was a hero of the trenches and of the early Blitzkrieg against France. His raison d'etre was attack, attack, attack. He made himself quite unpopular with many of his subordiantes because he was so demanding of them and would accept no excuses as to why they were not attacking and pushing through enemy positions.

    On the downside Rommel was a place seeker, he was denied the plaudits for several victories in WW1 and never forgot this. He believed fervently in Hitler's 'genious' and wanted the Furher to like him. He was feted after the war as a great commander who opposed Hitler but this seems to be far from the truth as some are coming to realise.

    Was the Desert Fox an honest soldier or just another Nazi? | The Independent
    The Independent newspaper writer is apparently not aware that Rommel never joined the National Socialist Party. If he did join, he'd have been issued a party membership number. There is no evidence that Rommel was ever a party member.

    I think the testimony of those opposing soldiers captured by Rommel's forces point to the truth as to whether or not Rommel was an honest soldier. Their testimony is that they were treated humanely while in captivity.
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    There is only one true Field Marshall.
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    Herr Rommel Herr Rommel is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicOfLuas View Post
    Just another Nazi
    You have a limited understanding of history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    Field Marshal Rommel is well known as the audacious commander of the Afrika Corps during WW2.



    Rommel was a hero of the trenches and of the early Blitzkrieg against France. His raison d'etre was attack, attack, attack. He made himself quite unpopular with many of his subordiantes because he was so demanding of them and would accept no excuses as to why they were not attacking and pushing through enemy positions.

    On the downside Rommel was a place seeker, he was denied the plaudits for several victories in WW1 and never forgot this. He believed fervently in Hitler's 'genious' and wanted the Furher to like him. He was feted after the war as a great commander who opposed Hitler but this seems to be far from the truth as some are coming to realise.

    Was the Desert Fox an honest soldier or just another Nazi? | The Independent
    What's that claim based on? He was awarded the Iron Cross in the early part of the war and also more significantly Pour la Mérite for his outstanding achievement at the Battle of Caporetto on the Italian front in 1918.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Rommel View Post
    You have a limited understanding of history.
    Oh look at you, defending actual Nazis.
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    Rommel showed a bit of flair in the North Africa campaign, but those were minor compared to the numbers involved in Russia.

    He had a real chance to make a difference on D-Day, but fluffed it.

    Rommel was wounded when his car was strafed by a British plane, then he was involved in the July 1944 plot against Hitler.

    He was forced to commit suicide to protect his family. That he turned against the Fuehrer at least showed he had a conscience.
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    Ah Rommel, known in some corners as the Patron Saint of sh1tty logistics.
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