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WWII enthusiast spends six months getting famous battle scenes inked on his back
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WWII enthusiast spends six months getting famous battle scenes inked on his back

A Second World War enthusiast endured 42 hours of pain to have two of the conflict’s most famous battles inked on his back – for his first ever tattoo. Jason Roff, from Bournemouth, Dorset, spent £1,500 having the elaborate portrayal of the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Villers-Bocage […]

WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
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WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

He was very surprised because he relied on the expert view of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) that nobody could land under such weather conditions. It was a very courageous decision of General Eisenhower and very successful. My father was away from the theatre and some others (were) as well. He […]

WHO-Tube: The Battle of Bir Hakeim – The failure of Rommel
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WHO-Tube: The Battle of Bir Hakeim – The failure of Rommel

The Battle of Bir Hakeim – The failure of Rommel

WHO-Tube: Erwin Rommel`s Afrika Korps – Battle Of North Africa 1941
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WHO-Tube: Erwin Rommel`s Afrika Korps – Battle Of North Africa 1941

The German Africa Corps, or just the Afrika Korps, was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. The term “Afrika Korps” is derived from the original German name and is properly written as one word. Strictly speaking, the term refers to the […]

The Führer headquarters – Wolfschlucht 2. Landmark Scout were there
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The Führer headquarters – Wolfschlucht 2. Landmark Scout were there

On June the 6th, the much anticipated Allied landing in the west had finally started. Though expected, the Wehrmacht defending the coastline from it’s Atlantic Wall fortifications hadn’t been able to fight off the offensive and brave Allied troops managed to secure the beaches of Normandy and were now pushing […]

Manfred Rommel, Son of Hitler’s ‘Desert Fox,’ Dies at 84
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Manfred Rommel, Son of Hitler’s ‘Desert Fox,’ Dies at 84

Manfred Rommel, who has died aged 84, was Oberbürgermeister of the south German city of Stuttgart for 22 years and became Germany’s most prominent and influential municipal politician. His fame extended well beyond the boundaries of his city and his country. He was also the only son of Field Marshal […]

Surviving Rommel at Battle of Kasserine Pass in an M3 Lee
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Surviving Rommel at Battle of Kasserine Pass in an M3 Lee

Don Moores War Tales report: Staff Sgt. Paul Grube’s puny M3 Lee tank, with its 37-millimeter gun, was no match for German Gen. Erwin Rommel’s Panzer IVs and Tiger tanks with their 88-millimeter main guns. Despite the disadvantage at the Battle of Kasserine Pass, which took place in North Africa in […]

Kidnap Rommel! Daring SAS plot to seize Hitler’s best general – or leave him dead
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Kidnap Rommel! Daring SAS plot to seize Hitler’s best general – or leave him dead

Raiding party aimed to kill or kidnap German commander 600-page tome a snip at £975 Diary’s existence remained a secret even within the SAS for 50 years It was one of the most audacious plans of the Second World War. A crack SAS team was ordered on a death-or-glory mission […]

Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings
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Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings

BBC: Plans to assassinate key German figures, including Erwin Rommel, in the run-up to D-Day are revealed in newly-released British intelligence files. It was discussed in communications between the British government, military and intelligence services with the aim of aiding the landings. They planned to target those involved in the […]

Kasserine Pass: Allied Defeat? Did Rommel Really Win at Kasserine? (Today in 1942)
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Kasserine Pass: Allied Defeat? Did Rommel Really Win at Kasserine? (Today in 1942)

The 1970 FOX film Patton opens with a panorama of the North African desert, and after presenting the viewer with some beautiful, if bleak, scenery during the opening credits, the movie switches to a scene where Arabic nomads and their children are rummaging through the aftermath of a battle. Dead GIs, burnt-out […]