Rommel's Lieutenants

The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, France, 1940

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

One of the most famous soldiers to fight in World War II, Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox in the sands of Africa, but his first field command was the 7th Panzer Division, the so-called Ghost Division.
Publication date:
February 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
57
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735575

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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One of the most famous soldiers to fight in World War II, Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox in the sands of Africa, but his first field command was the 7th Panzer Division, the so-called Ghost Division. During the 1940 campaign in France, the unit suffered more casualties than any other German division and at the same time inflicted heavy losses on the Allies, taking almost 100,000 prisoners. The Ghost Division's success owed much to Rommel's subordinates, who aided Rommel more than he admitted in his papers and whom historians have generally overlooked. This book remedies that oversight.