The Rommel papers /

"When Edwin Rommel died--by forced suicide at Hitler's command--he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that 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...

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Main Author: Rommel, Erwin, 1891-1944.
Other Authors: Liddell Hart, Basil Henry, Sir, 1895-1970.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Da Capo Press, [1982], ©1953.
Series:A Da Capo paperback.
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Main Author:Rommel, Erwin, 1891-1944.
Summary:"When Edwin Rommel died--by forced suicide at Hitler's command--he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that 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 day's events and, after each battle, to summarize its course 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 founding expression. To this is added by Rommel's son Manfred the story of the Field Marshall's 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 at the mind of the 'Desert Fox,' The Rommel Papers throws an interesting light on the Axis alliance and on the inner workings of Hitler's high command." -- Page [4] cover.

An essential collection of the wartime writings and diary of World War II German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, edited with commentary by one of the great military theorists of our time

When Erwin Rommel died-by forced suicide at Hitler's command-he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that 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 day's events and, after each battle, to summarize its course 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 is added by Rommel's son Manfred the story of the field marshall's 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 at the mind of the "Desert Fox," The Rommel Papers throws an interesting light on the Axis alliance and on the inner workings of Hitler's high command.

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General Notes:Reprint. Originally published: 15th ed. New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1953.
Includes index.
Physical Description:xxx, 545 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN:0306801574 (pbk.)
9780306801570 (pbk.)
Author Notes:

Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895--1970) was a prolific military historian and one of the foremost military theorists of the twentieth century. His many books include Scipio Africanus , Lawrence of Arabia , The Rommel Papers , and Sherman (all available from Da Capo Press).

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