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Erwin Rommel
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Military Personnel
    (November 15, 1891-October 14, 1944)
    Known as 'The Desert Fox'
    German field marshal (1940)
    Head of the 7th Tank Division (1940)
    Lieutenant General (1941)
    Commander of the Afrika Korps in North Africa (1941-1943)
    Placed in charge of the defense of the Western Front (1944)
    His regiment captured 9,000 enemy soldiers during World War I.
    He was once good friends with Adolf Hitler.
    He had allowed his 15 year old son to be an anti-aircraft gunner near Normandy beach.
    Pushing every man and machine to its limit, Rommel's forces advanced 350 miles in six weeks (an unheard of distance for tanks during that time).
    He was a popular (although unconventional) military leader, and his method of command was also unique.
    While other officers directed battles from a strategy room located far from the field of battle, Rommel chose to lead from the front, he felt it was important for the commander to always be near his troops.
    In 1944, the conspirators to assassinate Adolf Hitler made overtures to Rommel to gauge his interest in the plot. Rommel and Hitler were once close friends, but since the defeat in North Africa and Hitler's 'victory or death' proclamation, Rommel viewed Hitler as a madman who would destroy Germany.
    After the unsuccessful murder plot, Hitler gave Rommel an ultimatum: either take his own life and be buried with full honors or have a public trial. Rommel did not want to bring his wife and son into a trial, so Rommel was forced to take poison by Hitler.
    His son Manfred was elected mayor of Stuttgart, Germany.

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