Erwin rommel – roots of victory, seeds of defeat by douglas sterling he was “the perfect fighting animal,” a man extolled in his own time as a military genius, even by his enemies. Rommel's style as military commander maneuver warfare rommel understood the impact of striking quickly and with surprise, and his offensive campaigns are noted for his ability to arrive in force where his opponents did not expect him. Erwin rommel is a minor character in ruse although he contributes nothing to the campaign, he is mentioned giving general-major von richter command of the afrika korps rear guard biography edit erwin rommel was born on 15 november 1891 as erwin johannes eugen rommel in heidenheim, württemburg, present-day germany.
Rommel’s approach to command and his relationship with the german army’s doctrine remain subjects of lively debate analysis of his career prior to 1940 shows he was a highly respected figure at the centre of the army’s officer training system. Erwin rommel erwin rommel jr was born on november 15, 1891 in swabianhis father erwin rommel sr, was a schoolmaster in heidenheim in wurttemberg , and rommel's mother was helene von luz was a daughter of the local regierungs-prasidentas a child, he was even tempered and was unremarkable academically and athletically. Erwin rommel is the author of infantry attacks (420 avg rating, 2273 ratings, 80 reviews, published 1937), the rommel papers (421 avg rating, 1304 rati. Erwin johannes rommel was born in 1891 and he joined the german army as a cadet in 1910 during world war i he served as an infantry lieutenant with the german army in italy, romania and france.
Examining rommel's first year of command of the afrika korps it is evident that he possessed qualities necessary to be an exceptional operational leader, but he failed to understand operational logistics, and the primacy of policy and strategy. Rommel was born in heidenheim, germany on 15 november 1891 his father was a secondary school teacher and gave rommel the choice to either follow his trade or join the military, even though rommel himself wanted to be an airplane engineer. But erwin rommel was also capable of great cunning, as his opponents learned when they were outmanoeuvred on the battlefields of north africa in 1943, hitler gave him command over the sea.
Rommel had not fully recovered from his exhaustion and jaundice when he returned to fight the second battle of el alamein by now, four months of intense fighting as well as the pressures of the nonsensical orders issuing from the okw (oberkommando der wehrmacht -- the armed forces high command) and hitler had completely exhausted him. Erwin rommel, nicknamed the desert fox, was a popular military leader of hitler's germany he was respected and appreciated for his outstanding victories in the world wars even by the allies. Erwin rommel the german field marshal erwin rommel (1891-1944), known as the desert fox, achieved fame as a brilliant desert-warfare tactician in world war ii erwin rommel was born in heidenheim near ulm on nov 15, 1891, into an old swabian middle-class family. Well rommel's victories in france earned him the rank of field marshal and a trip across the mediterranean to command the 15th and 21st panzer divisions in north africa - the vaunted afrikakorps - and it was in the desert that he would prove his badassitude to germany and the rest of the world.
Politically astute, rommel ingratiated himself with the nazi leadership as they took control of germany his style of command involved more micro-management than was usual in germany, but because of his political connections, it did not hinder his career. Having identified and defined the command style particular to erwin rommel, the conclusion will also see if the way erwin rommel acted in command was in keeping with the suggested methods defined in the most recent german army doctrine of that time. Patton vs rommel, who was the best update cancel ad by zoho run your entire business with zoho one erwin rommel and heinz guderian american military methods might not have suited rommel’s preferred command style neither of them was a great strategist they finished up commanding forces which (in rommel’s case, at least) were. Generalleutnant hans speidel, rommel’s chief of staff, when asked to discuss the views of rommel’s command in a similar report to the us army, tried to explain the reasoning behind the poor chain of command. Allowed rommel to choose what he would like to command and erwin rommel asked for a panzer divisionon february 15th of 1940, rommel received the command of 7th panzer division, although he had no practical experience in.
Nicknamed 'the desert fox' for his cunning command of the afrika korps, erwin rommel remains one of the most popular and studied of germany's world war ii commanders. On 21 november 1943, the german high command appointed luftwaffe field marshal albert kesselring to the position of commander in chief, southwest and commander, army group c hitler's decision to give this job to kesselring was the culmination of a historic debate between kesselring and field marshal erwin rommel, who shared a divided command. Rommel, erwin erwin rommel inspecting western german defenses, early 1944 library of congress, washington, dc at some point in 1944, rommel grew doubtful of germany’s ultimate prospects in the war and hitler ’s capacity to face reality and make peace with the western powers. Buy a cheap copy of patton and rommel: men of war in the book by dennis e showalter a dual biography of the two world war ii generals who changed warfare--and history--forever general george s patton and general erwin rommel: they served their free shipping over $10.
The german field marshal erwin rommel (1891-1944), known as the desert fox, achieved fame as a brilliant desert-warfare tactician in world war ii erwin rommel was born in heidenheim near ulm on nov 15, 1891, into an old swabian middle-class family after a traditional classical education, he. Page 1 of 9 - erwin rommel as a military commander - posted in king sargent military history forum: in the light of 60+ years of scholarship, what is the overall opinion of erwin rommel as a commander and soldier my opinion was that he was a superb division commander, a very good corps commander, and thats where he should have stopped he needed a strong hand above him to control him, but he. In patton, montgomery, rommel, one of britain's most accomplished military scholars presents an unprecedented study of the land war in the north african and european theaters, as well as their chief.