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Germany's Genius General Known As ''The Desert Fox'' By His Enemies Who Plotted Hitler's Overthrow And Lost His Life For It! 4 Hours Packed Into 7 Classic Documentaries Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #ErwinRommel #Generals #FieldMarshals #MilitaryTheorists #DesertFox #Wustenfuchs #Wuestenfuchs #PourLeMerite #Reichswehr #WeimarRepublic #ImperialGermanArmy #ImperialGermany #Wehrmacht #NaziGermany #ThirdReich #WesternFrontWorldWarI #WesternFrontWWI #EuropeanTheaterOfWWI #EuropeanTheatreOfWWI #WorldWarI #WorldWarOne #WorldWar1 #WWI #WW1 #FirstWorldWar #FirstEuropeanWar #WesternFrontWorldWarII #WesternFrontWWII #EuropeanTheaterOfWWII #EuropeanTheatreOfWWII #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #WorldWarTwo #WorldWar2 #SecondWorldWar #SecondEuropeanWar #EuropeanCivilWar #BattleOfElAlamein #SecondBattleOfElAlamein #TunisiaCampaign #WesternDesertCampaign #NorthAfricanCampaign #AfrikaKorp #The20JulyPlot #TheJuly20Plot #July20Plot #OperationValkyrie #AssassinationAttemptsOnAdolfHitler #PlotsToAssassinateHitler #HitlerAssassinationPlots #PlotsToAssassinateAdolfHitler #AdolfHitlerAssassinationPlots #Assassinations #GermanGenerals #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): ROMMEL (23 Min., Black And White)
Mike Wallace narrates this overview of the life of the legendary leader of the Afrika Korp and mastermind of Fortress Europe's defenses.
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: ROMMEL (24 Min., Black And White)
Walter Cronkite narrates a more cynical exposition of Erwin Rommel's life, questioning why he did not risk more in the overthrow of a regime he knew to be evil.
MEN IN CRISIS: ROMMEL VS. MONTGOMERY (23 Min, Black And White)
Edmund O'Brien narrates an installment of the definitive "opponent vs opponent" documentary series which explores Rommel's decisive confrontation with Britsh Field Marshal Montgomery in the aftermath of the successful Allied Invasion of Fortress Europe.
MEN IN CRISIS: EISENHOWER vs ROMMEL (21 Min., Black And White)
Edmund O'Brien narrates an installment of the definitive "opponent vs opponent" documentary series which explores the military contest between the architect of The Third Reich's defense of Fortress Europe, German Field Marshal Rommel, and the commander of the Allied forces which liberated that territory, General Eisenhower.
ROMMEL: THE STRANGE DEATH OF THE DESERT FOX (30 Min., Color)
Hal Holbrook narrates this investigation into the rise of the son of a schoolmaster through the ranks of the German Army winning along the way not only his nation's highest award for bravery but also the personal sponsorship of his nation's absolute leader; the jealousy of aristocratic commanders as he rose to become the youngest Field Marshal in his nation's history; and how his fall from favor with the Fuhrer ultimately lead to his tragic death.
WAR FILES: ROMMEL (53 Minutes, Color)
A special analysis of the development of Rommel the soldier as the best of his military caste, as the most able and competant of the Wehrmacht's officers, and as one peculiarly able to understand the shortcomings and dangers of Adolf Hitler.
ERWIN ROMMEL: FIELD MARSHAL GERMAN ARMY (44 Minutes, Color)
Color documentary that expounds at further length and in detail upon the man, his family, his suicide in lieu of a treason trial and his farcical hero's funeral.
Erwin Rommel, German General, Field Marshal and military theorist (November 15, 1891 - October 14, 1944) is #born Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel at Heidenheim, in Wurttemberg, Germany. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as serving in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, and the army of Imperial Germany. Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Merite, Germany's highest military award,for his actions on the Italian Front. In 1937 he published his classic book on military tactics, Infantry Attacks, drawing on his experiences in that war. In World War II, he distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 Battle Of France. His early victories and leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established his reputation as one of the ablest tank commanders of the war, and earned him the nickname der Wustenfuchs, "the Desert Fox". However, in 1943, he was defeated at El Alamein by the British under General Montgomery. Among his British adversaries he had a reputation for chivalry, and his phrase "war without hate" has been used to describe the North African campaign. A number of historians have since rejected the phrase as myth and uncovered numerous examples of war crimes and abuses both towards enemy soldiers and native populations in Africa during the conflict. Other historians note that there is no clear evidence Rommel was involved or aware of these crimes (although Caron and Mullner point out that his military successes allowed these crimes to happen) with some pointing out that the war in the desert, as fought by Rommel and his opponents, still came as close to a clean fight as there was in World War II. He later commanded the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel invasion of Normandy in June 1944. A number of historians connect Rommel himself with war crimes, although this is not the opinion of the majority. With the Nazis gaining power in Germany, Rommel gradually came to accept the new regime, with historians giving different accounts on the specific period and his motivations. He is generally considered a supporter and close friend of Adolf Hitler, at least until near the end of the war, if not necessarily sympathetic to the party and the paramilitary forces associated with it. His stance towards Nazi ideology and his level of knowledge of the Holocaust remain matters of debate among scholars. In 1944, Rommel was implicated in the failed 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. Because of Rommel's status as a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly instead of immediately executing him, as many other plotters were. Rommel was given a choice between committing suicide, in return for assurances that his reputation would remain intact and that his family would not be persecuted following his death, or facing a trial that would result in his disgrace and execution; he chose the former and on October 14, 1944 committed suicide at age 52 near Ulm, Germany using a cyanide pill. Rommel was given a state funeral, and it was announced that he had succumbed to his injuries from the strafing of his staff car in Normandy. Rommel has become a larger-than-life figure in both Allied and Nazi propaganda, and in postwar popular culture, with numerous authors considering him an apolitical, brilliant commander and a victim of the Third Reich, although this assessment is contested by other authors as the Rommel myth. Rommel's reputation for conducting a clean war was used in the interest of the West German rearmament and reconciliation between the former enemies - the United Kingdom and the United States on one side and the new Federal Republic of Germany on the other. Several of Rommel's former subordinates, notably his chief of staff Hans Speidel, played key roles in German rearmament and integration into NATO in the postwar era. The German Army's largest military base, the Field Marshal Rommel Barracks, Augustdorf, is named in his honour.