World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Death on the Downgrade

Trim, broad-faced Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel rose with Hitler from the street brawls of pre-Nazi Germany. He rocketed upward with the National Socialists through the conquest of Germany, the conquest of Europe, the conquest of North Africa, almost to the conquest of Egypt.

Then both he and Hitler's Nazi war machine began their slow, bitter descent.

No Junker but a schoolteacher's son, Erwin Rommel fought with distinction in World War I, emerged into the chaos of postwar Germany a well decorated captain. Lost, he found Hitler. He became the ranting Führer's bodyguard, military adviser and top-drawer hooligan....

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