Erwin Rommel was the toast of the Nazi Party and a German national treasure. That all changed when he tried to assassinate Hitler.
Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favorite general, a military marvel and the German Army's idol. He was also a morally conflicted high-ranking member of the Nazi Party, often refusing to carry out extreme orders and ultimately aiding an assassination plot against the Fuhrer. What happened? The truth about the Desert Fox reveals one of the most complex and intriguing figures of World War II. Join us as we trace his rise and fall through rare archival footage and interviews with Rommel biographers, historians, and the general's own family.
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