Schmidt, H. W.


1st ed., 1951. 240 pp., frontis., + photo-plates + 5 maps. D.j., 20 x 14cm. D.j., a little worn at edges o/w V.G. How did Rommel look to the men who stood at his side in the desert? What did desert warfare look like from the German viewpoint? The South African-born author of this book answers those questions with authority, for he was aide-de-camp to General Rommel during some of the most vital phases of the Libyan campaigns, and also he had long experience as a front-line regimental officer in North Africa. This is a new picture of Rommel. The habits, qualities and disposition of the German general are well illustrated by reports of his actions and conversation, intimately and acutely observed at the closest quarters.

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