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Colonel General Erwin Rommel observing the field with binoculars, North Africa, 1942, photo 1 of 2

Caption     Colonel General Erwin Rommel observing the field with binoculars, North Africa, 1942, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   Bild 101I-784-0238-06A
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Oct 2013 07:51:50 PM

Rommel in front with his troops, not miles behind the German lines. He was a soldiers, soldier.


During my two tours in Vietnam, only once did I see any General Officers, both came out after the TET Offensive of 1968 both wore clean pressed uniforms and spit shinned jungle boots, the choppers engine never shut down, they did a little look-see, chit chat and left had to make it back to the officers club in Saigon before night fall...meanwhile the troops had to secure the perimeter of their firebase and get ready for guard.
I served with the bravest group of men, I'll ever see again in my lifetime, they were heroes everyone. Ramrod one, what's your status, over...
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Dec 2014 05:12:33 PM

der Englander sind dort, Ich kann es fuhlen...

der Wuste fuchs

I must use all my experience use any deception any trick to appear that my forces are larger and stronger.

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