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Rommel - Desmond Young

Collins, 1950, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with two, closed, 1" tears to the top edge of the upper panel. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “It is doubtful whether, since Bonaparte, the name of an enemy general has. Sounded so menacing in British ears as that of Rommel. In the Western Desert he almost immediately became a figure of awe, not only to his own troops, but also to the men of the Eighth Anny; so much was this the case that General Auchinleck thought it necessary to issue an Order of the Day in which he called upon all commanders to counter the growth of a Rommel legend and “not always to talk of Rommel when we mean the enemy.” Brigadier Desmond Young, having himself been one of Rommel’s victims, decided to trace the story of the man and to examine the sources of the legend. In the pursuit of his investigations he has collected much material of first-class importance; from a variety of sources he has composed a clear and convincing portrait of one of the most brilliant personalities of the war and at the same time he has thrown light upon one of its strangest and most sinister mysteries — Rommel’s implication in the Hitler plot, and his death.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 288
Introduction: Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck

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