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Did Rommel Really Write ‘The Tank in Battle’?

3/3/2015 • Ask Mr. History

In the movie Patton with George C. Scott, one scene shows Patton reading a book, The Tank in Battle, supposedly written by Erwin Rommel. Did Rommel really write this book or was it a prop?

Mark Fallesen

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Whatever translation the filmers of Patton chose to use so as not to confuse the audience, Erwin Rommel’s actual book on tactics was entitled Infanterie Greift n (“Infantry Attacks”), which included the use of armor support.

Sincerely,

 

Jon Guttman
Research Director
World History Group
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