3R 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN FIELD MARSCHALL BATON (RED)
FROM ERWIN ROMMEL, ATLANTIC WALL 1944 BOX
FROM PRODUCT NUMBER GM636
ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTES1: THIS ITEM CAME OUT OF A NEW BOXED FIGURE, IT HASN'T BEEN HANDLED EXCEPT BY ME WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX.
NOTES2: ITEMS INCLUDED: GERMAN RED FIELD MARSCHALL BATON.
NOTES3: THERE ARE NOT ANY ACTION FIGURES IN THIS ITEM.
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More on Erwin Rommel:
Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944) was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marschall in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during WWII, as well as serving in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Rupublic and the army of Imperial Germany.
Rommel was a highly decorated officer in World War I and was awarded the Pour le Merite for his actions on the Italian Front. In 1937 he published his classic book on military tactics, Infantry Attacks, drawing on his experiences in that war. In World War II, he distinguished himself as the commander of the 7th Panzer Division during the 1940 Invasion of France. His leadership of German and Italian forces in the North Afika Campaign established his reputation as one of the ablest tank commanders of the war, and earned him the nickname der Wüstenfuchs, "the Desert Fox". Among his British adversaries he had a reputation for chivalry, and his phrase "war without hate" has been used to describe the North African campaign. A number of historians have since rejected the phrase as myth and uncovered numerous examples of war crimes and abuses both towards enemy soldiers and native populations in Africa during the conflict. He later commanded the German forces opposing the Allied cross-channel Invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
Rommel supported the Nazi seizure of power and Adolf Hitler, although his stance towards antisemitism and Nazi ideology, his level of knowledge of the Holocaust and his involvement in war crimes remain matters of debate among scholars. In 1944, Rommel was implicated in the July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler. Because of Rommel's status as a national hero, Hitler desired to eliminate him quietly instead of immediately executing him, as many other plotters were. Rommel was given a choice between committing suicide, in return for assurances that his reputation would remain intact and that his family would not be persecuted following his death, or facing a trial that would result in his disgrace and execution; he chose the former and committed suicide using a cyanide pill. Rommel was given a state funeral, and it was announced that he had succumbed to his injuries from the strafing of his staff car in Normandy.