GERMANY – BOOK – ROMMEL EINE BIOGRAPHIE BY DAVID IRVING – AUTOGRAPHED – GERMAN LANGUAGE FIRST EDITION – HARDBACK WITH DUST COVER
This is the German language first edition of the biography of Erwin Rommel (1891-1944). It is also a hardback edition complete with dust jacket and signed by the author.
This book covers the history of Germany’s most famous General field marshal of WW II. It covers the period of WW II where Rommel became one of Hitler’s favorite generals. Rommel had gained the Orden Pour le Mérite during WW I for his boldness and bravery. His advancement during the mid war years was slow.
But in the early days of WW II he was promoted to Generalmajor and was on Hitler’s staff.
Rommel gained quick promotion and became and eventually was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall and gained fame in Afrika with the “Afrika Korps.” With the fall of Africa he was moved and became involved in the strengthening “Festung Europa” against the anticipated Allied landing.
Unfortunately for the Germans guessed wrong as to where the landing would occur. At the same time Rommel would become involved in the “20 July 1944″ plot against Hitler. There had been several attempts to assassinate Hitler but this attempt came the closest to doing the deed. The post attempt came with grim consequences as nearly 5,000 people were executed. Several generals were executed and when it was fond that Rommel had been involved he was given the option to commit suicide.
This German language book is in top condition There is an extensive selection of photographs and maps that will assist in the German readers enjoyment of this book.