Of Myths and Men : Rommel and the Italians in North Africa, 1940–1942

  title={Of Myths and Men : Rommel and the Italians in North Africa, 1940–1942},
  author={James J. Sadkovich},
  journal={International History Review},
1967, Emilio Faldella, author of numerous books on the Italian military, observed that 'the myth of Rommel was created by the English, who preferred to justify their defeats with the presence in the enemy camp of an exceptional general, rather than recognize the superior quality of the combatants, German and Italian'.1 Over twenty years later, Faldella's assertion still smacks of heresy to anyone whose knowledge of General Erwin Rommel is limited to the literature available in English. Indeed… 
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