Erwin Rommel With Daniel Allen Butler

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Daniel Allen Butler’s book, Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel

Today’s episodes feature an in-depth discussion on the life and death of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. My guest is Daniel Allen Butler, an acclaimed military historian who has written a marvelous book titled Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel. Together, we discuss his book and many aspects of Rommel’s life including:

  1. His first taste of combat, and the defining experiences he lived during the Great War.
  2. His military career during Hitler’s rise to power, and relationship with the Third Reich.
  3. His successful military campaigns, as leader of the Afrika Korps, and how he earned his title ‘’The Desert Fox.’’
  4. How Rommel was defeated in North Africa, and the notable engagements he fought in afterward.
  5. How and why Rommel died and the events leading up to his suicide.

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