WW2 Exhibition

Erwin Rommel
Erwin Rommel - (Germany)

General Erwin Rommel was one of Germany's best generals. A career officer, Rommel served in Hitler's headquarters, in the invasion of France, and as commander of the German Afrika Corps, where he was defeated by the allies at the Battle of El Alamein in 1941. After the Germans were expelled from North Africa, Rommel was given command of the Western European defenses, including the Atlantic Wall. He was at home on leave when the Allies invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944. Later the same year Rommel was implicated in an attempt to assassinate and overthrow Adolf Hitler. He committed suicide on October 14, 1944, but the German people were told that the Field Marshall had died of wounds sustained earlier in the year in a strafing attack.