Book review: Rommel

Rommel is a biography of Erwin Rommel, the German World War II commander. The biography, unsurprisingly, focuses on his campaign in North Africa with the Afrika Korps, but also looks at his life before World War II and his involvement in the war after Axis forces were defeated in North Africa. The biography shows Rommel to be carrying out his duty to his country and not influenced by Nazi propaganda. Rommel’s greatness as a commander is shown to be that he was able to react much quicker than opposing commanders, allowing him to exploit any opportunities that were opened up in an attack. Rommel’s proximity to the front line is given an a key reason as to why he was able to respond so quickly to events and shape battles. A good overview of one of the most famous commanders from World War II.

Rating (out of 5): ****

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