Rommel The Desert Fox Author:Desmond Young "We Have A Very Daring and Skillful Opponent Against Us, and, May I Say Across the Havoc Of War, A Great General." — -Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 1942 — The famed British Eighth Army had destroyed the Italian forces of General Graziani completely, chewing up in the process nine Italian divisions and capturing 130,000 prisoners and 1,300 g... more »uns. The "Desert Rats" were heady with victory.
Two months later this same Eighth Army was fighting for its life, one of its best armored divisions wiped out, another on the verge of total capture, scores of its generals taken prisoner.
This dramatic turn-about was engineered by Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps. Here is the enthralling story of this colorful and fascinating soildier who was destined to make such a dramatic contribution to the history of World War ll.
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