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17 November 2013 0 View comments Conspiracy: Nazis hid the fact Erwin Rommel, who led the Afrika Korps before trying to kill his leader Hitler, committed suicide, a police report revealed A police report from 1960 has surfaced in Germany showing the
Minutes later, Rommel's wife received a phone call informing her of her husband's death. Rommel, who scooped the reputation of one of the most respected Nazi field commanders in World War II, died in just five seconds. Rommel junior's letter, written
A new film about Erwin Rommel has been shown on German television, depicting the general as a weak man undone by his links to Adolf Hitler. Dubbed the "Desert Fox" when he fought the Allies in North Africa during World War II, he was admired by
Was Germany's Second World War general, Erwin Rommel, really the chivalrous "Desert Fox" commander of legend who is reputed to have plotted against Hitler? Or was he a deeply convinced Nazi and anti-Semite driven by an egotistical desire for fame?
He also has a photo of the couple shortly before the First World War. Walburga gave birth to my mother Gertrud Stemmer, on December 8, 1913, but he turned away from her and married Lucie Mollin in 1916,' said Mr Pan. My grandmother died in 1928, a
Germany's memorial to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is perched on a hillside overlooking the middle-class town of Heidenheim an der Brenz where he was born 120 years ago. The words inscribed on the white limestone monument describe the legendary Second
This 1951 film about the controversial second world war German field marshal casts him as more foe than friend of the Fuhrer Fact or fiction? ... a poster for The Desert Fox. All photographs: Ronald Grant Archive Director: Henry Hathaway
CSU Archives /Everett Collection/Rex Features A famed military tactician, Rommel was known as the Desert Fox for his victories with the Afrika Korps over the British 8th Army in north Africa. Widely respected in Britain and Germany during and after
The family is particularly offended by suggestions in the film that Rommel was not the decent military commander that many historians have held him to be since the end of World War Two. Desert Fox: An undated photo shows Erwin Rommel in the African
Alamy Rommel was widely respected during and after the Second World War A new film about Germany's "chivalrous" Second World War commander, Erwin Rommel has provoked furious criticism from members of his family who claim that its authors portray the "