World War One

Erwin Rommel Infantry Attacks German Classic Infantry Tactics Book on WWI

Erwin Rommel Infantry Attacks German Classic Infantry Tactics Book on WWI

Erwin Rommel Infantry Attacks German Classic Infantry Tactics Book on WWI

Famous classic book on military tactics written by German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel about his experiences in World War I. Rommel describes his StoƟtruppen (shock troops) tactics, which used speed, deception, and deep penetration into enemy territory to surprise and overwhelm. Throughout the book, Rommel reports assigning small numbers of men to approach enemy lines from the direction in which attack was expected. The men would yell, throw hand grenades and otherwise simulate the anticipated attack from concealment, while attack squads and larger bodies of men snuck to the flanks and rears of the defenders to take them by surprise. These tactics often intimidated enemies into surrendering, thus avoiding unnecessary exertion, expenditure of ammunition, and risk of injury.

In very good exterior and very good interior condition. With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is chipped and edgeworn.

Name inscription on front pastedown, a few pages stained at lower margin, otherwise ok. All pages are complete and tight in the binding. Approx/Measurements: 7-1/2" x 5" 0.9 lbs. By Colonel Rommel Published by Ludwig Voggenreiter, Potsdam.


Erwin Rommel Infantry Attacks German Classic Infantry Tactics Book on WWI