1st ed., 1950. 288 pp., frontis., + 10 photo-plates + 2 maps. D.j., 22 x 15cm. D.j., chipped & a little watermarked to rear o/w V.G. The author, himself one of Rommel’s victims, traces the story behind the legendary figure based upon much important material. He discovers many fascinating facts that show how often and near Rommel came to disaster and even surrender; how he was starved of supplies and reinforcements and, above all, of recognition of the potential importance of his command. On the other side of the coin we see how Rommel excelled in military prowess, how he believed in chivalrous warfare and practiced it. Also, surprisingly, the author throws light on how this one time great admirer of Hitler became implicated in the Hitler plot and his death.