German commander Erwin Rommel was quoted as saying: "If I had to take hell, I would use the Australians to take it and the New Zealanders to hold it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"If I'd had one division of Māori, I would have taken the canal in a week. If I'd had three, I'd have taken Baghdad." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MiseryInc#MiseryIncorporated#Rommel#DesertFox#Maori#Anzac
Фенек- самый маленький представитель семейства псовых,по размерам меньше домашней кошки. Миниатюрная лисица своеобразной внешности, которая живёт в пустынях Северной Африки. Иногда её относят к особому роду Fennecus. Своё имя этот зверёк получил от арабского слова fanak, что на одном из разговорных диалектов означает «лиса». #фенек#лисица#пустыня#сахара#африка#fox#desert#sahara#desertfox#fenek#africa
“All battles are in some degree a disaster” ~ Historian John Keegan. The battle of Kasserine Pass, February 1943. This battle has long ranked as one of the worst disasters ever suffered by the United States Army. On February 14th, Rommel launched an offensive against the US defensive line in Tunisia, North Africa. General Erwin Rommel was dispatched to North Africa in February 1942, along with the new Afrika Korps, to prevent his Italian Axis partner from losing its territorial gains in the region to the British. Despite his skill, until this point Rommel had been unable to do much more than manage his own forces’ retreats, but the Battle of Kasserine Pass would finally display the “Desert Fox’s” strategic genius. Rommel determined that the weakest point in the Allied defensive line was at the Kasserine Pass, a 2-mile-wide gap in Tunisia’s Dorsal Mountains, which was defended by American troops. His first strike was repulsed, but with tank reinforcements, Rommel broke through on February 20, inflicting devastating casualties on the U.S. forces. The Americans withdrew from their position, leaving behind most of their equipment. More than 1,000 American soldiers were killed by Rommel’s offensive, and hundreds were taken prisoner. The United States had finally tasted defeat in battle. #kasserine#battle#northafrica#africa#afrikakorps#unitedstates#us#wwii#worldwar2#worldwartwo#worldwar#german#germany#panzer#rommel#desertfox#soldier#army#wehrmacht#history#historic#historical#tank#tanks#military#militaryhistory#war
🇬🇧 Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel's funeral ceremony held in his hometown of Ulm (Württemberg), Mid-day on Wednesday 18 October 1944.
Hitler believed that Rommel was part of an assassination plot on his life, after declaring him a hero to Germans he couldn't have him killed so he sent officers to his house giving him the choice of biting down on a cry aide capsule or have his family and aides punished. Rommel said goodbye to his Son saying,"I will be dead in 15 minutes. Even my funeral is planned." .
🇹🇷 Generalfeldmareşal Erwin Rommel'in memleketi Ulm'da (Württemberg) düzenlenen cenaze töreni.Çarşamba günü öğlen vakitleri,18 Ekim 1944.
Hitler; Rommel'in kendine yapılacak suikast komplosunun bir parçası olduğuna inanıyordu. Almanlara bir kahramanı öldürdüğünü söyleyemezdi. Bu yüzden evinde intihar etmesine izin verilmişti. Ailesi ve yardımcıları cezalandırıldı. Rommel, Oğluna güle güle yazdı ve ekledi: "15 dakika içinde öleceğim. Hatta cenazem bile planlandı."
🇩🇪Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommels Trauerfeier fand in seiner Heimatstadt Ulm statt(Württemberg), Mittags am Mittwoch, 18. Oktober 1944.
Hitler glaubte, Rommel sei Teil eines Mordanschlags auf sein Leben gewesen, nachdem er ihn zu einem Helden für Deutsche erklärt hatte, konnte er ihn nicht töten lassen, also schickte er Offiziere in sein Haus, um ihm die Wahl zu geben, sich auf eine Schreikapsel zu setzen oder seine zu haben Familie und Helfer bestraft. Rommel verabschiedete sich von seinem Sohn und sagte: "Ich werde in 15 Minuten tot sein. Sogar meine Beerdigung ist geplant."
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Photograph: Desert Fox, Animals Doing Their Thing Series
In 2014, a friend of mine recommended me to take part in a portfolio competition called Weitsprung, organized by four of the biggest advertisement agencies in Hamburg. I was curious what people in the advertisment business would say to my portfolio, so I thought I can kind of secretly take part and find it out. To my surprise I won the competition, so my attendence was not too secret anymore. As a prize I was given a digital Halleblad (H5D-50C) for one week. With the help of ZEIT Magazine I got a one week photo permission for the Zoo, Tierpark and the Aquarium in Berlin and was able to shoot my series Animals Doing Their Thing. Just now, I am on my way to Jung von Matt in Hamburg to happily join the "Winner Dinner" that the team of Weitsprung organized for all the winners of the last years! Yay!
Erwin Rommel or the desert fox. Born on the 15th of november 1891 and died in october 1944 he was accused of treason he could face trial or suicide he commited suicide. He was a field marshall in the wehrmacht of nazi germany during ww2. He also fought in ww1 but is most popular for his role in desert front during ww2. In ww1 he fought it france italy and romania. He received the pour le merite the highest military award during the war, he was already kinda well known by ww2. During ww2 he first served as a general major commander for the fuhrerbegleitbatallion tasked with guarding hitler as he toke personal interest in the polish invasion. In 1940 he toke control of a panzer division for the invasion of france he was given this position for his reputation for his tactics in ww1 being good at suprise and maneuvering. In 1941 to 1943 he served in the north africa. He was part of the DAK (deutsches afrika korps) the dak was sent to support the italians in africa from the allies. Because of being so successful in africa he was nicknamed by the allies as the desert fox. After the retreat from the allies in africa he was sent to italy where he discussed a plan to defend italy with kesselring and eventually he was sent to defend normandy realising how bad the conditions were there he ask for better soldiers and more defence securing the beaches more. Eventually he was accused of being in a plot to kill hitler and he was accused of treason he commited suicide. What are your thoughts on him?