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Rommel's Lieutenants: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, France, 1940

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Perhaps the most famous soldier to fight in World War II was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who achieved immortality as "the Desert Fox." He is also one of the most admired. Rommel's first field command during the war was the 7th Panzer Division, also known as the Ghost Division, which he led in France in 1940. During this campaign, the 7th Panzer suffered more casualties than any other division in the German Army, at the same time inflicting a disproportionate number of casualties upon the enemy. It took 97,486 prisoners, captured 458 tanks and armored vehicles, 277 field guns, 64 anti-tank guns and 4,000 to 5,000 trucks, and destroyed dozens of others in each category. It captured or destroyed hundreds of tons of other military equipment, shot down 52 aircraft, destroyed 15 more on the ground, and captured 12 more. It destroyed the French 1st Armored Division and the 4th North African Division, punched through the Maginot Line extension near Sivry, and checked the largest Allied counteroffensive of the campaign at Arras. When France surrendered, the Ghost Division was within 200 miles of the Spanish border. No doubt about it--Rommel had proven himself a great military leader who was capable of greater things. His next command, in fact, would be the Afrika Korps, where the legend of the Desert Fox was born. Rommel had a great deal of help in France-- much more than his published papers suggest. His staff officers and company, battalion and regimental commanders were an extremely capable collection of military leaders that included 12 future generals (two of them SS), and two colonels who briefly commanded panzer divisions but never reached general rank. They also included Colonel Erich von Unger, who would no doubt have become a general had he not been killed in action while commanding a motorized rifle brigade on the Eastern Front in 1941, as well as Karl Hanke, a Nazi gauleiter who later succeeded Heinrich Himmler as the last Reichsfuehrer-SS. No historian has ever before recognized the talented cast of characters who supported the Desert Fox in 1940. No one has ever attempted to tell their stories. This book remedies that oversight.

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In 1940 in France, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommell (a.k.a. "The Desert Fox") led his first field command of WWII. This text for scholars and general readers tells the stories of the men who worked under Rommell in the 7th Panzer Division during this campaign, including his staff officers and company, battalion, and regimental commanders. The volume is illustrated with b&w archival photographs. Mitcham is the author of 20 books on WWII.
Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In 1940 in France, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommell (a.k.a. "The Desert Fox") led his first field command of WWII. This text for scholars and general readers tells the stories of the men who worked under Rommell in the 7th Panzer Division during this campaign, including his staff officers and company, battalion, and regimental commanders. The volume is illustrated with b&w archival photographs. Mitcham is the author of 20 books on WWII. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Perhaps the most famous soldier to fight in World War II was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who achieved immortality as "the Desert Fox." He is also one of the most admired. Rommel's first field command during the war was the 7th Panzer Division, also known as the Ghost Division, which he led in France in 1940. Rommel had a great deal of help in France--much more than his published papers suggest. His staff officers and company, battalion and regimental commanders were an extremely capable collection of military leaders that included 12 future generals (two of them SS), and two colonels who briefly commanded panzer divisions but never reached general rank. They also included Karl Hanke, a Nazi gauleiter who later succeeded Heinrich Himmler as the last Reichsfuehrer-SS. No historian has ever recognized the talented cast of characters who supported the Desert Fox in 1940. No one has ever attempted to tell their stories. This book will surely remedy that oversight.

Synopsis:

The first booklength treatment to detail the colorful cast of characters who supported Rommel's campaigns, this study looks at who these men were, where they came from, and their contributions to Rommel's efforts.

About the Author

SAMUEL W. MITCHAM, JR. is author of 20 books on World War II, including Rommel's Desert War, Why Hitler? Hitler's Field Marshals and Their Battles and Hitler's Legions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275991852
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr.
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W.
Author:
Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. JR.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Series:
Praeger Security International
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24x6.54x.95 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Perhaps the most famous soldier to fight in World War II was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who achieved immortality as "the Desert Fox." He is also one of the most admired. Rommel's first field command during the war was the 7th Panzer Division, also known as the Ghost Division, which he led in France in 1940. Rommel had a great deal of help in France--much more than his published papers suggest. His staff officers and company, battalion and regimental commanders were an extremely capable collection of military leaders that included 12 future generals (two of them SS), and two colonels who briefly commanded panzer divisions but never reached general rank. They also included Karl Hanke, a Nazi gauleiter who later succeeded Heinrich Himmler as the last Reichsfuehrer-SS. No historian has ever recognized the talented cast of characters who supported the Desert Fox in 1940. No one has ever attempted to tell their stories. This book will surely remedy that oversight.
"Synopsis" by , The first booklength treatment to detail the colorful cast of characters who supported Rommel's campaigns, this study looks at who these men were, where they came from, and their contributions to Rommel's efforts.
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