The Rommel Papers Author:B.H. Liddell Hart When Erwin Rommel died---by forced suicide at Hitlerís command---he left behind, in various, ingenious hiding places, papers which recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of his masterly campaigns. It was his custom to dictate each evening a running narrative of the dayís events and, after each battle, to summarize its co... more »urse and the lessons to be learned from it. He wrote, almost daily, intimate and outspoken letters to his wife in which his private feelings and---after the tide had turned ---forebodings found expression.
To this, Rommelís son Manfred added details of the field marshallís last weeks and the final day when he was given the choice of an honorable suicide or an ignominious trial for treason. An engrossing human document, and a rare look into the mind of the "Desert Fox," The Rommel Papers throws an interesting light on the Axis alliance and on the inner workings of Hitlerís high command« less