Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel [1891 1944] popularly known as the Desert Fox was a German Field Marshal of World War II. Rommel began his military career in 1911 and was a highly decorated officer during World War I. During World War II Rommel distinguished himself as a commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 invasion of France and earned the nick-name''Desert Fox'' for his leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign in which he repeatedly forced back British and American assaults. In 1944 Adolf Hitler appointed Rommel as the commander of German forces positioned to oppose any Allied cross-channel invasion of the French coast.
In October of 1944 Rommel was linked to a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler but because of his status as a national hero Hitler eliminated him by secretly forcing him to commit suicide with cyanide pills in return for assurances that his family would be safe. Field Marshal Rommel was given a state funeral and it was announced that he had died from injuries received from an earlier strafing of his staff car in Normandy by Allied planes.The document is typed upon the letterhead of the Afrika Korps, dated 10.9.41 and references a German solider named Wilhelm Quast being awarded the War Merit, 2nd Class wit Swords. The document is one page with type on both sides and is signed''Rommel'' in graphite pencil above his typed rank General der Panzertruppen of the Afrikakorpe.
The document measures 8.25 x 11.50, it has trivial edge wear, scattered creases otherwise it is in fine condition and is ideal for a framed display. The autograph is authentic, bold and the document is a desirable war dated example of this prominent German Army commander. We have listed a nice collection of military, aviation, historical and astronaut autographs. Our policy is simple, all our autographs are researched and guaranteed authentic with''No'' time limits.Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "Erwin Rommel Desert Fox WW II German Commander Signed Afrika Korps Document" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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