The Best Erwin Rommel quotes

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Erwin Rommel was a German Field Marshal and Commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II. He is often referred to as the Desert Fox for his exploits as commander of Panzer Army Africa, which he led until being recalled by Adolf Hitler to defend Berlin against the Red Army’s advance on that city near the end of World War II. His name has also been spelled with an umlaut รค (Rommel), but this spelling is not used by his descendants or in English-speaking countries.
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About Erwin Rommel

birth of the author

15 November 1891

death of the author

14 October 1944

country of the author

German Empire

date of the author

Years Of Service:
1911-1944 โ€ 

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army of the author

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award of the author

Iron Cross, First Class, Pour Le Mรฉrite, Knight’s Cross Of The Iron Cross With Oak Leaves, Swords And Diamonds


Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. โ€” Erwin Rommel

The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters, long before the shooting begins. โ€” Erwin Rommel

The battle is going very heavily against us. We’re being crushed by the enemy weight. We are facing very difficult days, perhaps the most difficult that a man can undergo โ€” Erwin Rommel

It is often possible to decide the issue of a battle merely by making an unexpected shift of one’s main weight. โ€” Erwin Rommel

don t fight a battle if you don t gain anything by winning Erwin Rommel quote

In a manโ€“toโ€“man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. โ€” Erwin Rommel

Inspiring Phrases From Erwin Rommel

For me, soldiers are all equal. Those black people wore your same uniform, fought on your side, and so you will be in the same jail. โ€” Erwin Rommel

If I had to take hell, I would use the Australians to take it and the New Zealanders to hold it. โ€” Erwin Rommel

Messages can’t be intercepted if they aren’t sent, can they? โ€” Erwin Rommel

Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead? โ€” Erwin Rommel

messages can t be intercepted if they aren t sent can they Erwin Rommel quote

It has been said that large staffs are the invariable sign of bad armies. โ€” David Fraser

The German soldier has impressed the world, however the Italian Bersagliere soldier has impressed the German soldier. โ€” Erwin Rommel

Good soldiers, bad officers; however don’t forget that without them we would not have any Civilization. โ€” Erwin Rommel

Various Statements From Erwin Rommel

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility. โ€” Erwin Rommel

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The commander must establish personal and comradely contact with his men, but without giving away one inch of authority. โ€” Erwin Rommel

mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas Erwin Rommel quote

Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas. โ€” Erwin Rommel

The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat! โ€” Erwin Rommel

One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles. โ€” Erwin Rommel

There is one unalterable difference between a soldier and a civilian: the civilian never does more than he is paid to do. โ€” Erwin Rommel

One must not judge everyone in the world by his qualities as a soldier: otherwise we should have no civilization. โ€” Erwin Rommel

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