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Infantry Attacks has ratings and 84 reviews. peiman-mir5 said: جوانِ شجاع و باهوشی که با پشتکار و میهن پرستیِ خودش از جنگِ جهانی اول و لیاقتی که از. Köp boken Infantry Attacks av Erwin Rommel, Manfred Rommel (ISBN ) hos Adlibris. Fri frakt. Alltid bra priser och snabb leverans. | Adlibris. Infantry Attacks is a classic book on military tactics written by German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel about his experiences in World War I. In it were his Stoßtr .

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Preview — Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel. Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel exerted an almost hypnotic influence not only over his own troops but also over the Allied soldiers of the Eighth Army in the Second World War.

Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied. As a imfantry of a small unit in the First World War, he proved himse. As a leader of a small unit in the First World War, he proved himself an aggressive and versatile agtacks, with a reputation for using the battleground terrain to his own advantage, for gathering intelligence, and for seeking out and exploiting enemy weaknesses.

Rommel graphically describes his own achievements, and those of his units, in the swift-moving battles on the Western Front, in the ensuing trench warfare, in the campaign in Romania, and in the pursuit across the Tagliamento and Piave rivers. This classic account seeks out the basis of his astonishing leadership skills, providing an indispensable guide to the art of war written by one of its greatest exponents.

Paperbackpages. Published August 29th by Greenhill Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Infantry Attacksplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 13, peiman-mir5 rezakhani rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 21, Charles rated it it was amazing. Most people have heard of Erwin Rommel, at least in passing. But most people probably associate his name with only two events: And most people probably have a general sense that Rommel was not so bad a guy, relative to the Nazi regime as a whole as low a bar as that may be.

This book contradicts none of that, but provides a b Most people have heard of Erwin Rommel, at least in passing.

This book contradicts none of that, but provides a broader sense both of who Rommel was, and also provides a different perspective on World War One than we commonly have. Infantry Attacks is basically a war travelogue.

Infantry Attacks

It is an autobiography not of war anguish, but of war practice. Informally written, it features Rommel leading small units, usually involving fast action against other small units. We typically associate World War One with Western Front trench warfare, and although Rommel did fight there and records it, much of the book is concerned with other fronts. The first other front is the Carpathian border between Rumania and Hungary. Well, what was then the border, before Transylvania was taken by the victorious Allies from Hungary, of which Transylvania had been a part for more than a thousand years, and given to the Rumanians to reward them for finally entering the war inwhen they figured out who was winning the war.


Then the Rumanians also switched sides to gain advantage in World War Two. The book is written primarily as an instructional manual, drawing lessons from the detailed small unit actions Rommel describes. What strikes the modern reader most about the book is that it has hy very different view of World War One fighting than infanntry are used to. Most of the time, we think of World War One as unrelieved horror to no point, led by clueless generals and political leaders, featuring such low points as endless rrommel trench fighting, Verdun, poison gas, and Gallipoli.

Rommel enjoyed war, and he was good at it, and it shows continuously in the book. His men apparently worshipped him although that is only obliquely evident in the book. But once he has their confidence, his men will follow him through hell and high water. Someone would doubtless have written a book on applying the lessons of Rommel to business, if not for the unfortunate Nazi overtones that such a book would generate.

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infanry Infantry Attacks can feel repetitive, particularly for a reader who doesn’t know the relevant geography or military tactics in detail. But even for a causal or non-military leader, there is a lot of value in reading the book. It gives an invaluable flavor of the time and the war, very different from what normally receive, and is therefore very much worth reading.

Nothing like the truth as understood by a man writing rommdl personal experience. My father fought his Afrika Corps in North Africa. Aug 29, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rommel’s book is a classic in leadership. This is highly recommended. It’s well written, interesting and easy to read. It’s interesting to see things through the eyes of the man who would later become one of the infangry troublesome enemy leaders that the United States would have to deal with during World War II.

This book is a great tool for a future military leader to learn new This book, written by Erwin Rommel, the German commander in North Africa during World War II, is an excellent documentation of Rommel’s experiences as a young commander during the World War I. This book is a great tool for a future military leader to learn new lessons directly from Rommel.

Interesting personal account of World War I conditions and tactics. Perhaps a bit self-promotional, but also relates episodes when his decisions did not end successfully and includes praise for both subordinates and superiors. This is an incredibly detailed, well written account of the First World War by one of the finest generals of the 20th Century. The well drawn and numerous sketches make it very easy to gain an understanding of the battles being described and the ‘observations’ placed at the end of the description of each engagement often highlight just why Rommel was such a successful commander during the Second World War.

The book offers one of the best insights I have seen into both German military thinking at This is an incredibly detailed, well written account of the First World War by one of the finest generals of the 20th Century. The book offers one of the best insights I have seen into both German military thinking at the turn of the 20th Century and also allows the reader to enter into the mind of one of an exceptionally talented military officer. I would recommend this book to dedicated military historians.

You’ve got to hand it to this guy Rommel, he hardly ever lets even a small flash of humanity show. He seems to be interested in absolutely nothing except small-unit infantry operations. This memoir just goes from one operation to another, on the Franch, Rumanian, and Italian fronts. Whatever he did on leave, in garrison, or on rear duty is ignored. The only effort at reflection is a few “Observations” given after each action, most pretty obvious example: There is no introduction and no summary to speak of.


Read this if you’re fascinated with WWI infantry tactics.

Read it if you want to see Rommel’s admirable martial virtues in action–his courage, tenacity, steadfastness, yb, endurance, and tactical sense. Oct 14, Megan rated it liked it. Rommel, you magnificent bastard; I read your book! Actually, it is a pretty good book.

Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel

He demonstrates the ability to think decisively but with good sense, and after describing each battle or action, he analyzes what went right and wrong for both sides. He obviously wanted to learn and to teach what he’d learned from experience. He was committed to victory, but only at a minimal cost – this was not some callous cannon-fodder-flinging commander.

There were times of classic German understatement th Rommel, you magnificent bastard; I read your book! There were times of classic German understatement that made me grin – whether that was a characteristic of Rommel or the translator, I know not. But I could still get a chuckle out of how “unpleasant” it felt to march all night in the rain, etc. Nov 14, Amadeus Schwerner rated it liked it.

Oct 20, Mark C. Excellent book on leadership without politics; tactics without doubt; Soldiering without prejudice. A must read for all new leaders, and a great refresher for seasoned veterans. Yes, he was a tool in that mechanism, but he prefered the militarism, tactics and strategies of war far more than the political necessities.

Rommel was a great tactician and strategist. He was a phenominal combat leader, it’s too bad he was fighting for the wrong side May 10, Matimate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent book which put great insight on the author’ s own achievements. The precise description of the battles were stripped of political background and focused on military strategy. Mar 23, Yon rated it really liked it. He proves skillful in battle, quickly going up the ranks. He gains many victories through his iconic tactics, and uses them later when he takes control of the Afrika Korps.

This is a great way to draw parallels between Rommel in both World Wars, and view a clear progression in skill and char In Infantry Attacks, we get a clear look at Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s life before his fame in the Second World War when he was just an ordinary lieutenant in the First World War simply trying to survive. This is a great way to draw parallels between Rommel in both World Wars, and view a clear progression in skill and character.

I recommend this to anyone who is interested in a unique outlook on war and is interested in learning about Erwin Rommel. However this book does have a writing style that takes a little getting used to: It was originally written in German, so the English translation is not always completely clear. It also contains various military terms and exact strategic locations that can be somewhat distracting.

Overall I recommend this only to people who are genuinely interested in studying Rommel and his major roles in both World Wars. Jan 30, Connor Nutton rated it it was amazing. This book is halfway between a First World War memoir and a small unit tactics field manual.