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Jan 25, 2017

German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has gone down in history not only as a genius soldier and commander, but also as a military leader above politics, and a hero because he participated in the plot to kill Hitler. How much of this is true, and how much of this is myth? How much of the myth was generated by the German propaganda machine, and how much was boosted by British media buying into it? Professor Phil Nash joins us as we unravel The Rommel Myth.

1 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    Sebastian
    A couple of points:
    1. Rommel did not come up with the idea of using the 88 FlaK against tanks, that dates back to the German intervention in the Spanish Civil War
    2. Rommel didn't pay enough attention to logistics, and was forever outrunning his supplies, leaving forces vulnerable and requiring withdrawals
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