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Erwin Rommel (1891–1944)

Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, Rommel led the German army in Africa (... See full bio »

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He was given the option of suicide in deference to his high status and widespread popularity among the German people (prosecuting him in the kangaroo-court "Peoples' Court" could well have been a propaganda disaster for the regime), and he was given assurances that his family would not be harmed in any way if he took the suicide option. See more »


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