By Erwin Rommel
Attacks is the main actual English translation to be had this day of Erwin Rommel's global struggle I army vintage, Infanterie Greift An. different publishers proceed to reprint the 1944 US military translation that was once released less than the identify, 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 comprises various error. Athena Press's Attacks is the one unabridged English variation that corrects those flaws with a revised translation and a stronger choice of conflict illustrations which are a lot more uncomplicated to appreciate than the originals.
As the autobiographical checklist of a very good Captain, Attacks is a e-book of ancient curiosity and significance. In tracing Rommel's improvement from a eco-friendly lieutenant to a convinced, pro and singularly winning commander, it offers willing perception into his brain and personality. it's, in addition, a huge treatise on wrestle management and psychology, and comprises many invaluable classes when you may bring up and educate armies. leading between those classes is the reminder that males are the foremost aspect in strive against; that it's the will, spirit and talent of fellows, led through useful and brave officials that win battles; that top morale is constructed via the accomplishment of adverse tasks.
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Patton was reportedly "electrified" by the book, and read it again and again until he knew it by heart. Other American officers also took a keen interest in the book, and an abridged edition was published in 1944 by the "Infantry Journal" under the title Infantry Attacks. Today, 35 years after its initial publication in the United States, the book is mentioned frequently as a magnificent account of imaginative and successful combat leadership. Copies of the wartime English edition are among the most valued works in private collections.
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.
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. The book went through at least eighteen printings by 1944, when the legendary soldier was forced to commit suicide because of his implication in the plot against Hitler.