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The Resource Rommel as military commander, Ronald Lewin

Rommel as military commander, Ronald Lewin

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Rommel as military commander
Title
Rommel as military commander
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Lewin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the Nazis wreaked havoc on Europe in the early 1940s, the war in Northern Africa seemed relatively insignificant. Yet a series of surprising victories by the Afrika Korps forced Winston Churchill to refocus his attention. Out of the desert, one of the war's most brilliant commanders was blooming--Commander Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel. In this provocative study, Ronald Lewin charts the course of Rommel's military career. Rommel, the "Desert Fox," was a tactical genius--his personal leadership and ability to improvise on the battlefield with minimal resources were exemplary. Yet lapses in Rommel's judgement, combined with Churchill's heightened defenses and Hitler's neglect, led to crushing defeat for the Afrika Korps at Alamein in 1942. As Rommel's success waned, so did his relations with the Fuhrer. Rommel was an exceptional commander--not only for his skills, but for the integrity with which he carried himself. This integrity, admired even by his adversaries, proved fatal. Unafraid to voice his objections to Hitler's military decisions, Rommel was associated with the 1944 plot to kill the dictator. In the wake of the plot's failure, Rommel was forced to take his own life. - Publisher
Cataloging source
UEU
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Lewin, Ronald
Dewey number
940.5423
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U55.R6
LC item number
L4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rommel, Erwin
  • Marshals
  • Rommel, Erwin
  • Marshals
  • Germany
Label
Rommel as military commander, Ronald Lewin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This edition published by Barnes & Noble, Inc. by arrangement with B.T. Batsford Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a Field-Marshal -- Blitzkrieg 1940 -- African Spring 1941 -- Plans and preparations: Summer and Autumn 1941 -- Crusader: the Winter Battle 1941 -- Advance and retreat 1941-42 -- Benghazi and beyond 1942 -- Gazala -- The hard Summer 1942 -- Alam Halfa: the turning point 1942 -- Second Alamein 1942 -- Alamein to the Alps -- The Atlantic Wall -- Murder of a Field-Marshal -- 'An ordinary German general?"
Control code
39502504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780760708613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39502504
Label
Rommel as military commander, Ronald Lewin
Publication
Note
"This edition published by Barnes & Noble, Inc. by arrangement with B.T. Batsford Ltd"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a Field-Marshal -- Blitzkrieg 1940 -- African Spring 1941 -- Plans and preparations: Summer and Autumn 1941 -- Crusader: the Winter Battle 1941 -- Advance and retreat 1941-42 -- Benghazi and beyond 1942 -- Gazala -- The hard Summer 1942 -- Alam Halfa: the turning point 1942 -- Second Alamein 1942 -- Alamein to the Alps -- The Atlantic Wall -- Murder of a Field-Marshal -- 'An ordinary German general?"
Control code
39502504
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780760708613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39502504

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