I spent a summer researching and writing a fifteen page paper on this guy...Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox, Commander of German forces in North Africa 1942. He treated prisoners humanely and refused to kill Jewish prisoners. Forced to commit suicide to save his family because of his part in an assassination attempt on Hitler. -SL Wilhelm
Members of the Long Range Desert Group in the North-African desert with a Jolly Roger (circa 1942)
One of the most successful examples of the use of deception tactics in the Western Desert was the use of dummies before the Second Battle of El Alamein. Tanks disguised as trucks were massed in the north while trucks disguised as tanks massed in the south, duping the Germans into committing most of their defensive forces to opposing the dummy tanks while the real tanks attacked in the north. North Africa. 26th of October 1942.