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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.

German general Erwin Rommel agreed to commit suicide in return for assurances his family would be spared

Death of the Desert Fox: Rommel's son's account of his father's last moments after Hitler ordered him to take a cyanide pill or be arrested

German general Erwin Rommel agreed to commit suicide in return for assurances his family would be spared

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

A British Grant tank, whose crew has just painted the name 'Atlanta' on its turret, 10 September 1942.

German World War 2 Colour Afrika Korps Commanding Panzer III Tank

German World War 2 Colour Afrika Korps Commanding Panzer III Tank

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 15488)   A Humber Mk II armoured car of the 12th Royal Lancers on patrol in the Western Desert, 10 August 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 15488) A Humber Mk II armoured car of the 12th Royal Lancers on patrol in the Western Desert, 10 August 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 12643)   A truck mounted 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 31 May 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 12643) A truck mounted 6-pdr anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 31 May 1942.

Heavily armed and specially modified jeep of British L Detachment SAS, North Africa, early 1943

Heavily armed and specially modified jeep of British L Detachment SAS, North Africa, early 1943

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 14640)   A Humber Mk II armoured car of the 12th Royal Lancers on patrol south of El Alamein, July 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 14640) A Humber Mk II armoured car of the 12th Royal Lancers on patrol south of El Alamein, July 1942.

Erwin Rommel: The Desert Fox, commander of German forces in North Africa respected by his enemies

Erwin Rommel: The Desert Fox, commander of German forces in North Africa respected by his enemies

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 15019)   A 25-pdr field gun under camouflage netting in the Western Desert, 29 July 1942.

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 15019) A 25-pdr field gun under camouflage netting in the Western Desert, 29 July 1942.

houseofrandom: “General Rommel with his Afrikakorps ”

houseofrandom: “General Rommel with his Afrikakorps ”