Erwin Rommel

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Erwin Rommel: Desert Fox

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Ganesh Ramaprasad

A.P.Euro 5th

03/13/2009

In November of 1891 one of the best Nazi general ever was born in Heidenheim, his name was Erwin Rommel. His parents' names were Helene and Erwin. In 1910 Rommel enlisted in number 124-infantry regiment. He slowly made up the ranks to become a Field Marshall in Africa. David Fraser in Knights Cross: A Life of Field Marshall Erwin Rommel and David Irving in The trail of the fox: A Life of Field- Marshall Erwin Rommel, talk about the life of Erwin Rommel, his involvement in the wars in Africa and most importantly his controversial death. Although both the authors writing styles are quite strikingly similar, their opinions on Rommel’s death are varied.

David John Cawdell Irving (1938-present) is a British writer specializing in the military history of World War II. Irving, along with his twin brother, was born in Hutton, near Brentwood, Essex, England. His father, John James Cawdell Irving, was a commander in the Royal Navy, and his mother, Beryl, an illustrator. After completing A-levels at Brentwood School, Irving briefly studied physics (though never graduated, due to financial reasons[8]) at Imperial College London. He gained notoriety by writing for the student newspaper Phoenix and in 1959 served as editor of the University of London Carnival Committee's journal, Carnival Times. His interpretations of the Third Reich have proved highly controversial due to allegations of undue sympathy for the Third Reich and anti-Semitism, and because of his involvement in the Holocaust denial movement. After being deported and arrested from several countries, today Irving takes part in rallies to sympathize the Third Reich.

General Sir David William Fraser GCB OBE (b. 1920) was Vice Chief of the General Staff in the British…...

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