From Napoleonic battles to Cold War confrontations, the Normandy landings to 9/11, this podcast opens up fascinating new perspectives on how wars have shaped and changed our modern world. Each week, twice a week, war historian, writer, and broadcaster, James Rogers, teams up with fellow historians, veterans, and experts to reveal astonishing new histories of inspirational leadership, breakthrough technologies, and era defining battles. Together they highlight the stark realities and consequences of global warfare. Join us on the front line of military history.
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Known as the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel was one of Germany’s greatest military leaders. Having soared through the ranks after numerous victories during the First World War, he became an integral part of the Axis command, and he was one of the few who held Hitler’s ear. But how did his experiences in WW1 shape the military commander he became, and what happened to him after WW2?
In this episode James welcomes Dr Martin Samuels to the podcast to take a deep dive into Rommel’s life and career, and examine his legacy today. Looking at his role at El Alamein, his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler, and his ultimate exile – what can we learn about the Desert Fox, and how did his actions help shape the course of the World Wars?
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