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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

REVIEW: ROMMEL’S ARMY IN THE DESERT By Mark Barnes
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REVIEW: ROMMEL’S ARMY IN THE DESERT By Mark Barnes

I seem to have been more than a little marooned in the desert of late. It has become affixed in my thoughts thanks to Bryn Hammond’s excellent account of Alamein and that stunning account of the camoufleurs. Then we had the biography of Dick McCreery which spent a fair amount […]

Preparing for D-Day
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Preparing for D-Day

The planning for the Normandy invasion began in earnest after the QUADRANT conference in Quebec in August 1943 and its timetable was established at the Tehran conference where Stalin sided with the Americans on the need for an invasion of France in the spring of 1944.  Prior to this there […]

Death of the Desert Fox: Rommel’s son’s account of his father’s last moments after Hitler ordered him to take a cyanide pill or be arrested
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Death of the Desert Fox: Rommel’s son’s account of his father’s last moments after Hitler ordered him to take a cyanide pill or be arrested

German general Erwin Rommel told his teenage son he had been ordered to kill himself by Adolf Hitler In a newly discovered letter, Manfred Rommel describes watching his father being led into a car moments later Rommel, known as Desert Fox, was accused of plotting to kill Hitler A poignant […]

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