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Panzerknacker
12-06-2006, 06:38 PM
I recently found in the wochenschau a videoclip of the famous General talking, to say the truth I had saw many documentries but I never heard the actual voice of him. Rommel was inspecting some troops in the Atlantic Wall.

http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/kontrollklfenster.php?&PHPSESSID=&dmguid=08E92C0055BA58DF030103009D21A8C00D0A000000&inf=502960&outf=641960&funktion=play250k

http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/bilder/08E92C0055BA58DF030103009D21A8C00D0A000000/f000506040.jpg

Is talking about the new weapons received and...if somebody can translate more, very preciated. The date of this is early 1944.

alephh
12-06-2006, 10:45 PM
Wochenschau footages are worth seeing, they include many semi-rare clips, like Hitler's last video-appearance.

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Feyyy
12-21-2006, 04:17 PM
As you request heres the translation of Rommels Speech:

"In relation to our defences, in relation to the spirit of our troops
about the new weaponry and the new fighting spirit that’s been given to us
We can see the coming of the greatest “Reich” towards us as a great thing and… we don’t have to worry if things go good or bad… it will definitely go good and I don’t think the English will come for a 2nd time if they attempt to come here ."

I'm not quite sure what he means by a "2nd time", because as far as i can recall there was only one invasion (D-Day) and not any other previous attempts to invade France at the Normandy beachheads.

Panzerknacker
12-21-2006, 06:27 PM
Very, very good Feyy, thank you. I only undestood the "weapons" things, the word waffen is unmistakable. :D




I'm not quite sure what he means by a "2nd time", because as far as i can recall there was only one invasion (D-Day) and not any other previous attempts to invade France at the Normandy beachheads.


Rommel was problably speaking about the Dieppe raid in august 1942 wich was a limited invation.


http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu/bibl/mil/ww2/who/pics/rommel.jpg

VonWeyer
12-21-2006, 06:36 PM
I think so too.

Panzerknacker
12-23-2006, 05:05 PM
Funny thing...looking for more pictures of Erwin I found out that there was a german frigate of Bundesrepublik Deustchland named after this famous General:

Zerstörer Rommel ( Zertörer means destroyer)

http://www.marinepage.de/u295.jpg


http://www.zerstoerer-rommel.de/

PzKpfw VI Tiger
12-26-2006, 11:11 AM
I recently found in the wochenschau a videoclip of the famous General talking, to say the truth I had saw many documentries but I never heard the actual voice of him. Rommel was inspecting some troops in the Atlantic Wall.

http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/kontrollklfenster.php?&PHPSESSID=&dmguid=08E92C0055BA58DF030103009D21A8C00D0A000000&inf=502960&outf=641960&funktion=play250k

http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/bilder/08E92C0055BA58DF030103009D21A8C00D0A000000/f000506040.jpg

Is talking about the new weapons received and...if somebody can translate more, very preciated. The date of this is early 1944.

probably redundant by now. but nonetheless that is an incredible video!

...I'm back =]

Panzerknacker
12-27-2006, 09:47 AM
I am glad that you are back ( we hope you stay)


thanks for your posting. :D

PzKpfw VI Tiger
12-27-2006, 05:57 PM
I am glad that you are back ( we hope you stay)


thanks for your posting. :D

hate to be off topic but thanks for the welcome and congratulations on your promotion to moderator!

Dani
12-28-2006, 01:34 AM
hate to be off topic but thanks for the welcome and congratulations on your promotion to moderator!

Off topic: Welcome back Tiger! We had to...

PzKpfw VI Tiger
12-29-2006, 08:23 PM
Off topic: Welcome back Tiger! We had to...

I realize. But thanks for the welcome :) .

Kurt88
01-03-2007, 06:56 PM
I'm not quite sure what he means by a "2nd time", because as far as i can recall there was only one invasion (D-Day) and not any other previous attempts to invade France at the Normandy beachheads.

Don't forget the raids at Dieppe.

Panzerknacker
01-03-2007, 07:07 PM
It was probably talk about that fact, there was also some large scale raids made by the British Comanndos like the one in Sant Nazaire in March 1942, wich was very sucessfully despite heavy losses, aniway as I said before that were raids no invations.

GermanSoldier
01-24-2007, 08:50 PM
Did he actually plot to kill Hitler or was it a guess by Hitler?

Wolfgang Von Gottberg
01-25-2007, 05:39 AM
Erwin Rommel knew about the Staufenburg case very well like many others. He would be lucky though, instead of being hung on a meat hook, he would take cyanide.

This is what happend (I think):

Basically the SS came to his home when he was in retirement, and told him that he could take the cyanide and they'd make him out to be a war hero, or they could shoot him on the spot and make him look like a traitor. Of course he chose the first option, because he did not want to be a disgrace to his country and it wasn't painfull.

He was a great general, but was in a insane country.

Gen. Sandworm
01-25-2007, 08:04 AM
Did he actually plot to kill Hitler or was it a guess by Hitler?

Rommel knew about many attempt to kill Hitler and refused any involvment. But of course he didnt tell anyone about the attempts either. Now about his last one they dont know to what part he played but whatever there was enough to see that he had something to do with overall attempt on Hitler. But he was allowed the "easy" way out coz he was so popular with the people.

GermanSoldier
01-27-2007, 12:35 PM
Hitler made a big mistake by giving him the death penalty.

Panzerknacker
01-29-2007, 07:42 PM
And the first was....?

GermanSoldier
01-30-2007, 02:03 PM
And the first was....?

The first was General S. Patton.

1PUK
01-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Link to book about Rommel

http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/Rommel/Rommel_2005_web.pdf

Note the author - David Irving.

GermanSoldier
01-30-2007, 05:07 PM
Link to book about Rommel

http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/Rommel/Rommel_2005_web.pdf

Note the author - David Irving.

I was wondering if this was just a site you just pulled up for us. For some reason when I opened it, it was acting funny like a virus. It was downloading stuff on the bottom so I did not continue with the procedure. Just wondering if you new that.

Dani
01-31-2007, 01:49 AM
I was wondering if this was just a site you just pulled up for us. For some reason when I opened it, it was acting funny like a virus. It was downloading stuff on the bottom so I did not continue with the procedure. Just wondering if you new that.

Lesson 1:
As you may learn, it was a direct link to a pdf document. You have to save the document on your hard drive and to open with the proper application (Adobe Acrobat Reader or whatever).
You could also open the pdf file in your browser but you may know that
a) you need to have installed the software cited above.
b) you must have enough RAM.

As a side note I downloaded wihout any problem.

ISBN 1-872197-29-9

32Bravo
02-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Here is a little titbit for General Sandworm:

The falll of Mechili was the climax of Rommel's first desert offensive, but he was not there to witness it. After flying above the battlefield he had landed some miles away to speak to the crew of an idle 88-mm gun. On touching down the undercarriage of his Storch had hit a boulder and he had been forced to commandeer a truck to get to Mechili. By the time he got there, the contents of Gambier-Parry's command vehicle were being cleared out. Rommel walked over and spotted a pair of plastic sand-goggles with an elastic strap, He tried them on, then pushed up so that they rested rakishly just below the eagle on the crown of his flat cap. "Booty, permissable even for a general," he said. A German war photographer then took the first pictures of the Desert Fox as the world would remember him.

Source:Alamein - John Bierman & Colin Smith

ww2admin
03-09-2007, 10:09 PM
I just got back from the National Archives and found 169 color slides that Rommel took during his Africa campaign. I was able to scan them and I'll be posting these on the site soon.

I've attached 2 as a teaser, for now.

Panzerknacker
03-11-2007, 05:33 PM
According to his son Manfred Rommel , yes, it was an amateur photographer, the most impressive pic I ve seen from him is one of australian infantry doing some bayonet charge in Afrika, unfortunately i hadnt that book for scan.

ww2admin
03-11-2007, 05:35 PM
Rommel often went up in a Fisler Storch to survey his convoy movements. I got one of him linking up in formation with a STUKA.

Panzerknacker
03-11-2007, 05:39 PM
We want that pictures now ˇˇ :)

ww2admin
03-11-2007, 06:27 PM
Ok, two more and that's all. I need to save them for the new site launch:)

These photos are thought to be taken by Rommel. More on that later.

P.S> I have all these pics in high resolution, I'm just posting them in a highly compressed version for now until the new site launch.

Panzerknacker
03-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Beautiful ones. :)

Rocketeer
04-08-2007, 11:39 AM
I'll agree, very nice shots there. Has the site lauch gone up yet? :)

Panzerknacker
09-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Rommel speaking about the hard times in the african campaing in mid 1941.

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=REi0lEQVVWs