Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

ROMMEL, ERWIN J.

1891-1944

The "Desert Fox", Rommel was one of the most brilliant tacticians of World War II.


November 1998

Compiled by Marlow Peters
Bibliographer, Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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Books


Addington, Larry H. Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1994. 360 p.
Consult index for reference to Rommel.
Book call no.: 355.00903 A244p 1994

Alexander, Bevin. How Great Generals Win. New York , Norton, 1993. 320 p.
The Desert Fox & Germany's Lost Chance, pp 236-275.
Book call no.: 355.009 A374h

The Art of War in World History: From Antiquity to the Nuclear Age, edited by Gerard Chaliand. Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1994. 1072 p.
Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), pp 957-961.
Book call no.: 355.009 A784

Barker, A. J. Afrika Korps. London, Domus, 1978. 192 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 B255a

The Battle for North Africa: Prelude to Battle (videorecording), written by Andrew Aitkens and others. Alexandria, VA, Time Life Video, 1996. 56 min.
Narrator: Tim Piggot-Smith.
Book call no.: 940.5423 B336 (video)

Behrendt, Hans Otto. Rommel's Intelligence in the Desert Campaign, 1941-1943. London, Kimber, 1985. 256 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 B421r

Blanco, Richard L. Rommel, the Desert Warrior: The Africa Korps in World War II. New York, Messner, 1982. 191 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 B641r

Brett-Smith, Richard. Hitler's Generals. San Rafael, CA, Presidio Press, 1976. 306 p.
See especially pages 251-273 for Rommel's career and generalship.
Also see index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 943.086 B845h

Carver, Michael. Dilemmas of the Desert War: A New Look at the Libyan Campaign, 1940-1942. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1986. 160 p.
Consult index for references to Rommel.
Book call no.: 940.5423 C331d

Carver, Richard M. The Apostles of Mobility: The Theory and Practice of Armoured Warfare. New York, Holmes & Meier, 1979. 108 p. (The Lees Knowles lectures, 1979)
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 356.5 C331a

DeWeerd, H. A. Great Soldiers of World War II. New York, Norton, 1944. 316 p.
Rommel, pp 81-101.
Book call no.: 923.5 D51g

Douglas-Home, Charles. Rommel. New York, Saturday Review Press, 1973. 224 p. (Great commanders)
Book call no.: 92 R766d

Downing, David. The Devil's Virtuosos: German Generals at War 1940-5. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1977. 256 p.
See index for appropriate references.
Book call no.: 943.086 D751d

Fraser, David. Knight's Cross: The Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. New York, Harper Collins, 1993. 601 p.
Book call no.: 92 R766f

Greene, Jack and Massignani, Alessandre. Rommel's North Africa Campaign: September 1940-November 1942.. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1994. 272 p. (Great campaigns)
Book call no.: 940.5423 G811r

Heckman, Wolf. Rommel's War in Africa, translated from the German by Stephen Seago and foreword by Sir John Hackett. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1981. 366 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 H449r

Hitler's Generals, edited by Correlli Barnett. New York, Grove Weidenfeld, 1989. 497 p.
Rommel, pp 292-316.
Book call no.: 940.5343 H675

Irving, David J. The Trail of the Fox. New York, Dutton, 1977. 495 p.
Book call no.: 92 R766i

Khanduri, Chandra B. Generals and Strategists. New Delhi, Patriot Publishers, 1992. 197 p.
Erwin Rommel: The Most Popular Commanders after Napoleon, pp 63-76.
Book call no.: 923.5 K45g

Kuhn, Volkmar. Rommel in the Desert: Victories and Defeat of the Afrika-Korps, 1941-1943. West Chester, PA, Schiffer, 1991. 224 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 K96r

Law, Richard D and Luther, Craig W. H. Rommel: A Narrative and Pictorial History. San Jose, CA, R. James Bender, 1980. 368 p.
Book call no.: 92 R766La

Lewin, Ronald. Rommel as Military Commander. Princeton, NJ, Van Nostrand, 1968. 262 p. (Military commanders series)
Book call no.: 92 R766L

Liddell Hart, B. H. History of the Second World War. New York, Putnam, 1970. 768 p.
See especially pages 171-198 and 266-309.
Also see index for other page references.
Book call no.: 940.53 L712h

Livesey, Anthony. Great Commanders and Their Battles. New York, Macmillan, 1987. 200 p.
Includes time table and features Battle of Gazala, pp 152-159.
Book call no.: R 355.480922 L785g

Macksey, Kenneth J. Rommel: Battles and Campaigns. New York, Mayflower Books, 1979. 224 p.
Book call no.: 92 R766m

Macksey, Kenneth J. Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle. New York, Stein and Day, 1971. 284 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 356.5 M159t

Master of War: D-Day: Day of Decision (videorecording), produced/directed by Adam Friedman and Monte Markham. New York, A & E Home Video, 1994. 50 min.
Book call no.: 940.5421 M423 (video)

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1973. 12 vols.
Volume 9: Rommel, by Diethelm Prowe, pp 259-260.
Book call no.: R 920.02 M147 v.9

Mellenthin, F. W. von. German Generals of World War II: As I Saw Them. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1977. 300 p.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, pp 54-83.
Book call no.: 923.543 M525g

Mellenthin, F. W. von. Panzer Battles: A Study of the Employment of Armor in the Second World War. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1956. 383 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 940.542 M525p 1956

Mitcham, Samuel W. The Desert Fox in Normandy: Rommel's Defense of Fortress Europe. Westport, CT, Praeger, 1997. 229 p.
Book call no.: 940.542142 M679d

Mitcham, Samuel W. Hitler's Field Marshals and Their Battles. Chelsea, MI, Scarborough House, 1990. 434 p.
Rommel, pp 175-190.
Book call no.: 940.540943 M679h

Mitcham, Samuel W. Rommel's Greatest Victory: The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1998. 243 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 M679r

Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps. New York, Stein and Day, 1981. 219 p.
Book call no.: 940.540943 M679r

Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. Rommel's Last Battle: The Desert Fox and the Normandy Campaign. New York, Stein and Day, 1983. 212 p.
Book call no.: 940.5421 M679r

Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. Triumphant Fox: Erwin Rommel and the Rise of the Afrika Korps. New York, Stein and Day, 1984. 224 p.
Book call no.: 940.54230924 M679t

Piekakiewicz, Janusz. Rommel and the Secret War in North Africa, 1941-1943: Secret Intelligence in the North African Campaign. West Chester, PA, Schiffer, 1992. 239 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423 P613r

Rommel, Erwin. Attacks. Vienna, VA, Athena Press, 1979. 325 p.
Translation of Infanterie Greift an, published in Germany in 1937. In this book Rommel describes his experiences as a young infantry officer in World War I.
Book call no.: 940.4 R766a

Rommel, Erwin. Infantry Attacks, translated from the German by G.E. Kidde. Washington, Infantry Journal, 1944. 265 p.
Translation of Infanterie Greift an, published in Germany in 1937.
Book call no.: 356.18 R66i

Rommel, Erwin. Rommel: In His Own Words. London, Greenhill Books, 1994. 192 p.
Book call no.: 940.5423092 R766r

Rommel, Erwin. The Rommel Papers, edited by B. H. Liddell Hart. Translated by Paul Findlay. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1953. 545 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 R766r

Rommel: The Last Knight (videorecording). New York, A & E Home Video, 1997. 50 min.
Book call no.: 92 R766 (video)

Ruge, Friedrich. Rommel in Normandy: Reminiscenses, translated by Ursula R. Moessner. San Rafael, CA, Presidio Press, 1979. 266 p.
Translation of Rommel und die Invasion.
Book call no.: 92 R766r

Schmidt, Heinz W. With Rommel in the Desert. London, Harrap, 1951. 240 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 S351w

Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II, edited by Thomas Parrish. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 767 p.
Book call no.: R 940.53 S594

Snyder, Louis L. Hitler's German Enemies: The Stories of the Heroes Who Fought the Nazis. New York, Hippocrene Books, 1990. 259 p.
Book call no.: 920.043 S675h

Speidel, Hans. Invasion 1944: Rommel and the Normandy Campaign. Chicago, Regnery, 1950. 176 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 S742i

The Victors, edited by Peter Young. Chicago, Rand McNally, 1981. 256 p.
Rommel at Tobruk, 1942, pp 176-191.
Book call no.: R 923.5 V646

Waldeck, Rosie G. Europe Between the Acts. Garden City, NJ, Doubleday, 1951. 329 p.
Book call no.: 914 W158e

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Field Marshal Sir Michael Carver. Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, by Charles Douglas-Home, pp 274-284.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253 (OTS area)

Westphal, Siegfried. The German Army in the West. London, Cassell, 1951. 222 p.
Book call no.: 940.542 W537g

Wheeler-Bennett, John W. The Nemesis of Power: The German Army in Politics, 1918-1945. London, Macmillan, 1964. 831 p.
Consult index under Rommel, Field-Marshal Erwin.
Book call no.: 355.0943 W564n 1964

Wistrich, Robert. Who's Who in Nazi Germany. New York, Routledge, 1995. 296 p.
Rommel, Erwin (1891-1944), pp 207-209.
Book call no.: R 920.043 W817w 1995

Young, Desmond. Rommel, the Desert Fox, with a foreword by Sir Claude Auchinleck. New York, Quill, 1986. 264 p.
Book call no.: 92 R766y 1986

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Documents


Kirkland, Donald E. Rommel's Desert Campaigns, February 1941-September 1942: A Study in Operational Level Weakness. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, May 1986. 36 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 K59r

Machin, Mark A. Rommel Operational Art and the Battle of El Alamein. Newport, RI, Naval War College, May 1994. 28 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 M149r

McMahon, Timothy L. Operational Principles: The Operational Art of Erwin Rommel and Bernard Montgomery. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1985. 140 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 M1672o

Richards, Charles M. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, June 1965. 70 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 35582-7 R514f

Schreiber, Paul K. Rommel's Desert War: The Impact of Logistics on Operational Art. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1998. 21 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 S378r

Spaulding, David E. Early North African Campaigns 1940-1942: A Case Study. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, April 1992. 28 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 S739e

Studenka, John M. Rommel--Fame and Failure. Quantico, VA, U. S. Marine Corps Command and General Staff College, March 1986. 127 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41886-71 S933r

Tillson Patrick A. Operational Planning and Logistical Sustainment: The Axis Experience in Two North African Offensives. Newport, RI, Naval War College, February, 1995. 19 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 T578o

Tosch, David F. German Operations in North Africa: A Case Study of the Link Between Operational Design and Sustainment. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, April 1987. 40 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 T713g

Vanuga, Michael A. Erwin Rommel: A Study of Command (February 1941 to December 1942). Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, April 1988. 47 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 V283e

Wiegert, Robert N. An Analysis of the Operational Leadership of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the Afrika Korps. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1997. 18 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 W645a

Wolff, Terry A. The Operational Commander and Dealing with Uncertainty. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, April 1991. 58 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022-2 W858o

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Periodicals


Addington, Larry H. Operation Sunflower: Rommel Versus the General Staff. Military Affairs 31:120-130 Fall 1967.

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Commanders. U.S. News & World Report 116:62-70 May 23, 1994.

The Atlantic Wall. American History 29:28-41+ June 1994.

Bellamy, Ronald F and Llewellyn, Craig H. Preventable Casualties: Rommel's Flaw: Slim's Edge. Army 40:52-56 May 1990.

Carlson, Verner R. Portrait of a German General Staff Officer. Military Review 70:69-81 April 1990.
Rommel, pp 74-76.

Cordier, Sherwood S. Erwin Rommel: A Study in Command. Armor 69:15-17 September-October 1960.

Cordier, Sherwood S. Rommel's Greatest Triumph--The Gazala Campaign, 1942. Armor 72:58-63 May-June 1963.

Creveld, M. van. Rommel's Supply Problem, 1941-42. RUSI Journal of Defence Studies 119:67-73 September 1974.

Cullen, James F. The First Battle of Sidi Rezegh. Armor 73:48-51 September-October 1964.

Fickett, Richard K. Mountain Fighter. Infantry 52:60 September-October 1962.

Fraser, David. Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (book review). Armor 104:52 July-August 1995.
For other reviews see: Army 44:67 July 1994; Army Quarterly & Defence Journal 124:372-373 July 1994; Marine Corps Gazetle 78:100-101 November 1994; and Sea Power 37:45 June 1994.

Gause, Alfred. Command Techniques Employed by Field Marshal Rommel in Africa. Armor 67:22-25 July-August 1958.

Glabisz, Kazimierz. Rommel Versus Montgomery. Military Review 30:73-79 March 1951.

Hill, Gordon L., Jr. Rommel: Fox or Fake? Marine Corps Gazette 45:26-31 June 1961.

Jespersen, R. R. Rommel's Maxims. Marine Corps Gazette 65:22 October 1981.

Kaul, B. M. Studies in the Art of War. Military Review 35:78-92 September 1955.

Kingseed, Cole C. New Perspective on Rommel Inspired by Battlefield Letters (book review). Army 45:61-62 March 1995.
Offers a book review of Discovering the Rommel Murder: The Life and Death of the Desert Fox.

Klimp, Jack. Attack on a Fortified Area: Lessons from the Past. Marine Corps Gazette 66:64-69 June 1982.

Lange, Herman W. W. Rommel at Thala. Military Review 41:72-84 September 1981.

McFetridge, Charles. In Pursuit: Montgomery after El Alamein. Military Review 74:54-69 June 1994.

Milano, James M. How Rommel Applied Lessons Learned in WWI to His Afrika Korps Operations in WWII. Armor 100:26-29 September-October 1991.

O'Ballance, Edgar. The Great Military Leaders: Rommel the "Desert Fox". Asian Defence Journal 16:77-78+ January 1986.

Robinson, James R. Rommel Myth. Military Review 77:81-89 September-October 1997.

Rommel (book review), by Desmond Young. Armor 59:59-61 September-October 1950.
Also reviewed in Canadian Army Journal 4:75-77 November 1950; and Fighting Forces 26:277-279 March 1950.

The Rommel Papers (book review), edited by B.H. Liddell Hart. Armor 62:57-60 July-August 1953.
Also reviewed in Canadian Army Journal 8:120-122 October 1954; Combat Forces Journal 4:54-56 August 1953; and Royal Air Force Quarterly 5:315+ July 1953.

Schweppenburg, Leo Geyr von. Reflections on the (Normandy) Invasion. Military Review
Part 1, 41:2-11 February 1961.
Part 2, 41:12-21 March 1961.

Stancik, Ed. Hoisted on Enemy's Shoulders. Military History 6:30-36 June 1990.

Stewart, Richard A. Rommel's Secret Weapon: Signals Intelligence. Marine Corps Gazette 74:51-55 March 1990.

Strobridge, Truman K. Old Blood and Guts and the Desert Fox. Military Review 64:33-48 June 1984.

Taylor, Blain. Rommel in Retrospect: The Legend of the "Desert Fox" Lives On. Gung Ho 9:38+ February 1989.

Westphal, Siegfried. Notes on the Campaign in North Africa, 1941-1943. Royal United Service Institution Journal 105:70-81 Feburary 1960.
Lecture.

Wood, H. F. A Book by the Desert Fox. Canadian Army Journal 10:115-116 July 1956.
Offers a review of Rommel's Infantry Attacks.
For other reviews see: Marine Corps Gazette 40:60-61 February 1956; Army Quarterly & Defence Journal 121:256 April 1991; and RUSI Journal 136:85-86 Summer 1991.

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