Field Marshal Rommel
Field Marshal Rommel

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel


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Original WW2 Willrich postcard of Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds winner “Field Marshal Erwin Rommel” who commanded the “Afrika Korps”. The postcard is in very good condition. It is approx. 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across.

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944), popularly known as The Desert Fox was a German Field Marshal of World War II. He earned the respect of both his own troops and the enemies he fought.

Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Mérite for his exploits on the Italian front. In World War II, he further distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 invasion of France.

His leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict. He later commanded the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel invasion in Normandy. His assignments never took him to the Eastern Front.