The Desert Fox

10 mayo 2009 en 17:20 | Publicado en English | Deja un comentario

By  Miguel Ángel López Segura   (4º ESO-B )

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel also known as the “Desert Fox” was the most famous German Field Marshal of World War II. He was born on 15 November 1891. He was the commander of the Deutsches Afrikakorps and afterwards in command of the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel invasion at Normandy.

An enduring legacy of Rommel’s character is that he is also considered to be a humane military officer in contrast with many other figures of Nazi Germany.

His famous Afrikakorps was not accused of war crimes.

During World War I, Rommel fight in France, Romania and Italy.

Furthermore, orders to kill captured Jewish soldiers and civilians out of hand in all theatres of his command were defiantly ignored. Following the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa, and while commanding the defence of Occupied France, his fortunes changed when he was suspected of involvement in the failed July 20 Plot of 1944 to kill Hitler and was forced to commit suicide.


He is the only member of the Third Reich establishment to have a museum dedicated to him.


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