Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (November 15th, 1891 - October 14th, 1944) was one of German's most popular generals during World War II, and gained his enemies' respect with his victories as commander of the Afrika Korps as well as the 7th Panzer Division of Wehrmacht. Implicated in a plot to overthrow Hitler, Rommel took his life in 1944.
Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel Jr. was born on November 15th, 1891 in Heidenheim, Germany. At age 18 Rommel joined the local 124th Württemberg Infantry Regiment in 1910.
World War One
In 1914 World War One broke out. Erwin Rommel was Second Lieutenant and Fought in France, The Romanian Campaign and the Italian Campaign. He was known for his pioneering infiltration tactics. He was ruthless and always up close in the action, and he was wounded several times. Acting as advance guard in the capture of Longarone on November 9th 1917. Rommel again decided to attack with a much smaller force. A total of 10,000 Italian soldiers surrendered to Rommel. For this and his actions at Matajur, he received the order of Pour le Mérite. And by the end of the war, he had reached the rank of Captain.
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