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Rommel - Oliver Hayes

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Available: 28th July 2014
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Designed specificly to be read by those on the move, the Pocket Commanders series of books is ideal for commuters, holiday makers and those grabbing a quick lunch. Rommel - "The Desert Fox" - dominated the war in North Africa for more than two years. He gained a reputation as the finest desert general of the war, as well as demonstrating a chivalry rare in the context of total war. His exploits in the desert came after a lifetime of career soldiering. He excelled in infantry fighting during World War I, winning a string of awards for bravery and leadership. But it was in panzers that Rommel really came into his own. During the invasion of France his 7th Panzer Division earned the nickname of "The Ghost Division" because of the speed with which they manoeuvred. Rommel was close to Hitler in the early part of the war, but then turned against him and was involved with the Stauffenberg Plot to assassinate the Fuhrer - and was forced to commit suicide. This biography explores this complex character and highlights his exceptional abilities as a military commander. The "Pocket Commanders" series comes in a small format to slip into pockets, has short chapters for "bite-sized" reading on the move and has robust covers to withstand extra handling. But there is no compromise on the quality of writing or design. The biographies are as reliable and informative as all Bretwalda products. Social Media *?Dedicated FaceBook page for this series refreshed daily during launch month, thereafter weekly for one year, and again daily whenever a new book in the series if published. All FB fans of Bretwalda will be alerted to publication. FB Page is on: * Will feature on publishers Blog and Twitter accounts Marketing Highlights * Viral video to be released in October 2012 * Illustrated with maps and photos. * Part of the collectable "Pocket Commanders" series of books published by Bretwalda. Other titles to include Wellington in October 2012, with George Patton and Attila the Hun to follow in 2013.

ISBN: 9781907791765
ISBN-10: 1907791760
Series: Pocket Commanders
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Available: 28th July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0  x 0.8