Synopses & Reviews
Appointed by Hitler to defend Nazi-held France against an imminent Allied invasion, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel saw how poor German defenses were when he arrived in Normandy in 1943. Rommel's growing awareness of the Allies' battle plans and his organization of the defense forces come into sharp focus in The Desert Fox in Normandy by World War II expert Samuel Mitcham, Jr. Mitcham uses little-known primary sources to tell the story of D-Day from the German perspective. His analysis reveals that Rommel led a brilliant campaign, despite his absence when the Allies landed. His insight and ability resulted in a powerful resistance against the invasion.
In this riveting account of the Normandy campaign, the author provides insight into how the genius Erwin Rommel forestalled but could not stop the Allies' inevitable triumph.
A riveting account of the Normandy campaign as viewed from the German perspective.
Includes bibliographical references and index.