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El Alamein and the Struggle for North AfricaInternational Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century$
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Jill Edwards

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165818

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001

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“The Highest Rule”: Rommel as Military Genius

“The Highest Rule”: Rommel as Military Genius

(p.180) (p.181) 9 “The Highest Rule”: Rommel as Military Genius
El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa

Antulio J. Echevarria II

American University in Cairo Press

Of the many excellent commanders on both sides in the Desert War, Erwin Rommel and Bernard Montgomery are the most celebrated. Their roles as leaders are examined, measuring Rommel against Clausewitz's concept of military genius

Keywords:   Erwin Rommel, Field Marshal Montgomery, Carl von Clausewitz, Military genius, Military strategy

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