GENERAL ERWIN "THE DESERT FOX" ROMMEL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/03/1933 - HFSID 285831
Sale Price $3,825.00
ERWIN ROMMEL. TLS: "Rommel" as Major, in pencil, 1p, 8¼x7½. Dresden, 1933 April 3. In German with full English translation. To publishers Mittler & Sons, Berlin. In full: "Due to overwhelming work and my absence from the city, I am finally able to answer your letter from April 16 today. I thank you for forwarding the pre-war correspondences. For the final selection of Zug & Company correspondences, I have looked at your choices and will come to a final decision on which to use. I would be happy to receive a new copy of F.u.G. Even though I had worked with this in the beginning, the final version is not that familiar to me. The new F.u.G. brings many new things especially names, terms or possibly drawings. With our pre-discussed business contract, I am still in agreement. I doubt I can get to it before mid-June with my work set to begin. When would you like the final draft?" In World War I, Rommel distinguished himself as a great front-line leader. By the time of this letter, he was considered a fine teacher. Four years later, he published his respected work on training and military tactics, Infanterie Greiftan. During World War II,Rommel commanded German forces in Africa, recapturing Tobruk and driving the British back to el-Alamein, Egypt. After it was discovered that he had contact with those who conspired to assassinate Hitler, Rommel wasoffered the choice of a public trial or suicide; he chose the latter. It was announced he had died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident. Usual folds, else fine.
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