The Rommel Mission
Major Helder, an officer on the staff of Rommel’s headquarters, witnesses the failure of the German army to prevent its Allies’ success on D-day. Although he expects Rommel to somehow master the crisis, he soon realizes the Field Marshall himself doesn’t believe in victory. Indeed, the major soon becomes caught up in a plot to turn over the German Armies in the West to the Allies. More
A little over two months after the D-day landings, a German staff car, enroute to Fuhrer headquarters, pulls off the side of the road near Claremont-en-Argonne, France. The commander of the German Armies in France, Field Marshall von Kluge, and his aide alight from the car, heading to a peaceful spot shaded from the heat of the midday French sun. After a pleasant lunch, the Field Marshal hands his aide a personal letter addressed to his brother, and calmly swallows a cyanide capsule. Kluge has been in his job a little more than a month. He had been sent by Hitler to bolster the nerve of Field Marshal Rommel, the man entrusted with the task of defending France from the Allied invasion at Normandy. Rommel, a military genius whom the Allies dubbed, “The Desert Fox”, a man who had earned the grudging respect of Churchill himself, seemed more than equal to the task. However even a man of his abilities cannot counter the overwhelming power of the Allies. Kluge comes to the same conclusion as Rommel, there is no longer any possibility of a German victory. However, there remains one hope, one last mission planned by Rommel. A desperate German staff officer, Major Helder, attempts to carry it out...
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