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Rommel - A Reappraisal Ian F. Beckett

Rommel - A Reappraisal By Ian F. Beckett

Rommel - A Reappraisal by Ian F. Beckett

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* Thought-provoking reassessment of the most famous German Second World War general * Reconsiders every phase of Rommel's career, from junior officer to field marshal * Fresh insight into the German army during the world wars * Looks at Rommel's relationship with Hitler and the Nazis

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Rommel - A Reappraisal by Ian F. Beckett

How should history judge the life and career of Erwin Rommel, the most famous German general of the Second World War, 70 years after his death on 14 October 1944? In his own time and in the years immediately after the war his reputation as a great and chivalrous commander grew to the point where it took on almost legendary proportions, and the legend is still with us today. His support for the plot to remove Hitler from power in 1944 and the manner of his death, committing suicide in order to protect his family from Nazi retribution, further enhanced his image as an honourable, professional soldier. But does he deserve this legendary status? Can his exploits as a soldier and commander and his conduct of the war be separated from the aggressive aims of Hitler and the Nazis whom he and the German army served? These are among the key questions Ian Beckett and his team of expert contributors seek to answer in this stimulating and timely study of Rommel and his legacy.

About Ian F. Beckett

Professor Ian F. W. Beckett is Professor of Military History at the University of Kent. He has previously held chairs at the University of Northampton, the US Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, the University of Luton and the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Chairman of the Army Records Society. His publications include The Great War, 1914-18, Territorials: A Century of Service, A Nation in Arms: A Social Study of the British Army in the First World War , The Oxford History of the British Army (co-edited with David Chandler), Riflemen Form, Haig's Generals (co-edited with Stephen Corvi), Victoria's Generals (co-edited with Stephen Corvi), Ypres: The First Battle 1914 and Britain's Part-time Soldiers.

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Rommel - A Reappraisal by Ian F. Beckett
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