Rommel was correct on this. Hitler wouldnt let him use the reserves, fearing that Normandy was just a diversion.
GeeGee wrote:There was a good reason why he was made Marshal in 1944.
Trower44 wrote:Cheers Jon, I had scanned those threads before and don't feel they contradict Van Creveld's analysis vis-a-vis Rommel's supply problems whilst campaigning deep in Egypt. That said I could do with spending more time (if I had more time that is) taking the links and doing some extra reading.
drommarnas wrote:Reasons why he is overrated:
1. German propaganda
2. British propaganda (easiest way to explain failure is the overrating of the opponent)
3. Simplifying of common people
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Here is the considered opinion of a professional soldier, not an armchair strategist, who actually participated (!) in the North African Campaign opposing Rommel: " Had a proportion of the troops and equipment used against the Russians been sent to Africa , and particularly armoured divisons, it is reasonable to presume that the Germans would have gained Egypt, the Suez Canal and possibly established a stronghold in the Middle East..." Need one say more ? :
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