Why?....It is no more of a digression from the myth of the Desert Fox than many another already rehearsed here...it bears ( although tangentially) on the character of Rommel.
That is - was he the Reich's Golden Boy who could do no wrong ( until he lost)?
- or a humane, essentially decent professional soldat working for a regime composed of the criminally insane?
Don't flounce old top, always good to have an alternative view.
I've seen the pictures of Rommel.
He was hot.