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Rommel in His Own Words

Erwin Rommel

John Pimlott

Combining private letters to his wife, orders, his daily accounts of battle written during World War II and his published memoirs, Rommel offers a compelling insight into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s great military leaders. Alongside accounts... Read moreRead less

Combining private letters to his wife, orders, his daily accounts of battle written during World War II and his published memoirs, Rommel offers a compelling insight into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s great military leaders. Alongside accounts of fighting in World War I and World War II, Rommel shares his views on the philosophy of warfare, battles, leaders and the progress of both world wars. Dr John Pimlott’s commentary puts Rommel’s writing into historical context, describing the background to Rommel’s ideas and how his plans were affected by circumstances beyond his control. 120 black-and-white photographs – many of them taken by Rommel himself – and battle maps illustrate the theatres in which Rommel fought. From the Alps in World War I to the invasion of France in 1940, and from the Desert War in 1943 to Normandy in 1944, Rommel: In His Own Words brings the concerns and crises of Rommel’s wars to life.

Format: 240 x 189mm
Extent: 192pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos
ISBN: 9781782743163

Erwin Rommel

John Pimlott

Dr John Pimlott was Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK until his death in 1997. His books include Guerrilla Warfare, Vietnam: The History and Tactics and the Guinness History of the British Army.

`An extraordinary book by an extraordinary military strategist, expertly annotated by the editor, and containing many fascinating photographs. A very special contribution to the literature of WWII.’

Books Monthly 17/02/2016

‘… an enjoyable and worthwhile read, giving all readers access to the inner workings of one of the greatest generals of World War II.’

All About History 17/02/2016

ISBN: 9781782743163 pb

Previously published in 235 x 156mm, 224pp format as Rommel and his Art of War.

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