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Preface

Yes the most valiant and also a very true German Army Commander in World War II of such seniority who in 1944 died for his spouse and son Manfred before himself.

Rommel paper of 30th July 2017

By R.M. Lamb esq: Further notes prepared on 1st October 2017 – Sunday:-­

1)

Corrected date: Rommel was severely injured in Normandy on 17th July 1944 not late June 1944 he became as I stated in this paper

2)

a)In spring 1944 he became supreme commander of the German army group B in North France, Belgium & Netherlands.
b) The bomb plot to assassinate Hitler was actioned on 20/7/1944. This is a well-­‐ known date, the bomb exploded on this date but failed to kill Hitler or seriously injure him.

3)

Rommel took cyanide to kill himself on 14/10/1944 Nr VLM two German Generals delivered Hitler’s “offer” that Rommel takes his cyanide tablet, provided he took that tablet. His wife and son would not be removed to a concentration camp as customary. His staff officers would also be spared. (Rommel was born in 1891 and died in 1944). Thus Rommel died by this suicide in Southern Germany on 14/10/1944.

4)

Rommel was convinced Hitler would not put him on public trial as a Field Marshal.

5)

Rommel’s son Manfred (only) son was born in 1928.

This is the testimony of Manfred Rommel the Field Marshal’s son dated(Stuttgart) 1990 in his introduction to his father’s book WW1: “Infantry Attacks” republished (1990. Copyright Manfred Rommel) in 2006 – Greenhill Books in English.

Richard M. Lamb’s Summary of Rommel’s commands on active service in WW11:-­‐ (all in Wehrmacht) taken from this “Infantry Attackers” work:-­

1)

1940 – Command of a tank division engaged in the offensive against the Anglo-­‐ French troops in France 1940-­‐ May. By German forces.

2)

1941-­‐1943: Commander of the Afrika Korps: (North Africa) mainly against the British Armies. Rommel recalled to Germany in April 1943, from Africa.

3)

Sept 1943 placed in command of the Italian and Balkan Fronts until 1944 early.

4)

Early 1944: placed in command anti-­‐ invasion forces in Western Europe.

5)

Spring 1944: Commander: German Army Group B in Northern France, Belgium and Netherlands: his last command.

6)

For his victories at Knightsbridge and Tobruk in June 1942 (North Africa) he was awarded the rank of Field Marshal. Many would say he was the best Wehrmacht Commander in WW11 and the greatest strategist.

7)

Severely injured in Normandy on 17/7/1944 whilst commanding army group B. (never returned to active service).

8)

Died on 14/10/1944, shortly after recovering from those war wounds, Nr VLM South Germany.

1st Oct 2017
R.M Lamb