By Erwin Rommel
Attacks is the main actual English translation on hand this day of Erwin Rommel's global conflict I army vintage, Infanterie Greift An. different publishers proceed to reprint the 1944 US military translation that was once released less than the name, Infantry Attacks, yet these abridged versions are lacking passages in addition to a couple of vital drawings and caricature maps. the military translation additionally suffered from a moved quickly wartime attempt and includes a number of mistakes. Athena Press's Attacks is the one unabridged English version that corrects those flaws with a revised translation and a better number of conflict illustrations which are a lot more straightforward to appreciate than the originals.
As the autobiographical list of an outstanding Captain, Attacks is a e-book of ancient curiosity and value. In tracing Rommel's improvement from a eco-friendly lieutenant to a convinced, professional and singularly winning commander, it presents willing perception into his brain and personality. it really is, in addition, an incredible treatise on strive against management and psychology, and comprises many invaluable classes if you happen to could increase and teach armies. leading between those classes is the reminder that males are the major aspect in strive against; that it's the will, spirit and talent of guys, led through useful and brave officials that win battles; that prime morale is built by means of the accomplishment of adverse tasks.
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FIRST EDITION Library of Congress Catalog Number 79-52022 ISBN 0-9602736-0-3 Published by ATHENA PRESS, INC. O. Box 776 Vienna, Virginia 22180 Printed In The United States Of America FOR SALE IN USA ONLY Field Marshal ERWIN ROMMEL European Borders 1914-1918 Publisher's Note ATTACKS is a classic in military literature. First published in Germany in 1937 under the title Infanterie Greift An, it became a great success before World War II and played a major role in launching Rommel on the road to fame.
It is, as well, an important treatise on combat leadership and psychology, and contains many valuable lessons for those who would raise and train armies. Prime among these lessons is the reminder that men are the key element in combat; that it is the will, spirit and skill of men, led by competent and courageous officers that win battles; that high morale is developed by the accomplishment of difficult tasks. Sixty-one years after the fact, and forty-two years after writing this book, Erwin Rommel's message is as clear and important today as it was then.
The following examples are proof of the tremendous combat powers of the German infantry, even when faced with superior odds in men and equipment; and these sketches are again proof of the superiority of the junior German commander to his enemy counterpart. Finally, this book should make a contribution towards perpetuating those experiences of the bitter war years; experiences often gained at the cost of great deprivations and bitter sacrifice.