1st ed., 1979. 224 pp., numerous b&w photo-ills., + maps & plans. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Insc; tiny repair to top of d.j., o/w V.G. This book provides a perceptive and incisive analysis of Rommel's military operations from the First World War, when he performed outstandingly as a Company and Battalion commander in Rumania, Italy and France, through his North African campaigns, to his command in Normandy and the fatal (though false) implication in the 20 July bomb plot against Hitler. Lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this book provides a fresh and frank perspective on Rommel.