On july 17 1944 british aircraft strafed rommels staff car severely wounding the field marshall he was taken to a hospital and then to his home in germany to convalesce three days later an assassins bomb nearly killed hitler during a strategy meeting at his headquarters in east prussia. Erwin rommel was for a time hitlers favorite general after his success in 1940 as the commander of a panzer division rommel was appointed to the command of the german forces in africa afrika korps. Death mask of field marshal erwin rommel discovered by us seventh army troops in 1945 a death mask is a mold taken from a persons face after they have died. A complex man emerges from the pages of field marshal the life and death of erwin rommel author daniel allen butler assesses both the temperament and the battlefield brilliance of world war ii nazi germanys desert fox in this 600 page hardcover book with 16 pages of photographs
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