Erwin Rommel and staff

Erwin Rommel and staff, Western Desert, 1942

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“During the Second World War, in Japanese weekly newsreels the military victories of the German Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel in Africa were frequently celebrated, thus establishing rommel as the Japanese term for victory or success. Even today, Japanese football mascots are called with this word.”

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Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings

Plans to assassinate key German figures, including Erwin Rommel, in the run-up to D-Day are revealed in newly-released British intelligence files.

It was discussed in communications between the British government, military and intelligence services with the aim of aiding the landings. Continue reading “Allies discussed killing Rommel in run-up to D-Day landings”