Additional ReadingB.H. Liddell Hart (ed.), The Rommel Papers, trans. from German (1953, reissued 1984), prepared with the assistance of Rommel's widow, son, and a former chief of staff, compiles Rommel's personal papers and notes. Rommel's life and career are examined in Desmond Young, Rommel (1950, reissued 1986); and David Fraser, Knight's Cross (1993). Works that focus on specific aspects of Rommel's career include Ronald Lewin, The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps (1977); Wolf Heckmann, Rommel's War in Africa (1981, reissued 1995; originally published in German, 3rd ed., 1976); and Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., The Desert Fox in Normandy: Rommel's Defense of Fortress Europe (1997). Hans Speidel, Invasion 1944: Rommel and the Normandy Campaign (1950, reissued 1972; also published as We Defended Normandy, 1951; originally published in German, 1949); and Friedrich Ruge, Rommel in Normandy: Reminiscences (1979; originally published in German, 1959), are of great value as memoirs.
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