Hmmmm I wonder if anyone being led away by the gestapo would admit to being part of the assasination plot, wasn't there some bollocks about monty being a shirt lifter not so long ago? Its quite easy to slag people of when they are dead ,even easier if they have been dead for some time.
All myths and rumours, quite typical of the mail really.
Reading that I see very little proof that Rommel was anything other than a good soldier. In fact most of it is what Hitler would do if Rommel won. The story doesnt see, to say much about Romel other than if he won more jews would have died. The jews were in for a hard time no matter what German soldier took ground.
So it seems the Mail has taken it out of context as usual.
The Mail is refering to an exhibition in Stuttgart, whereas the Spiegel refers to a documentary broadcast on Germany's ZDF.
There's no doubt about the mans tactical and soldiering prowess, only his political inclinations.
He was Physical a very brave man as his WW I exploits show.
He was a First Class Leader of Men and Armoured formations from North France to North Afrika.
I am sure that he dispensed with Hitlers Commando order in Afrika.
And I have never heard of deployment of Gestapo or SS to N Afrika.
Oh he was no Staff Officer, never did the General Staff course.
I met his son Manfred, when he was mayor of Stutgart. Nice bloke, He came to Cardiff as it was the partner city .They had a do in the city hall so I had a chat with him about his dad. He was quit impresed with my Kraut
What such as the attempts by General Henning von Tresckow or General Hans Oster who actually informed the Allies of the dates of Fall Gelb? Even the previously pacifistic head of the Confessing Church Dietrich Bonhoeffer submitted to the idea of violent overthrow of the Nazi regime and this was before it was clear that Nazi Germany had lost the war.
You've made a throwaway statement which dishonours the memory of many good people operating under unimaginable pressure under a horrendous regime.
Support for Nazism and Fascism
In early 1934, Rothermere and the Mail were sympathetic to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists. Rothermere wrote an article, "Hurrah for the Blackshirts", in January 1934, in which he praised Mosley for his "sound, commonsense, Conservative doctrine".
Rothermere was a friend and supporter of both Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, which influenced the Mail's political stance towards them up to 1939. During this period, it was the only British newspaper consistently to support the German Nazi Party. Rothermere visited and corresponded with Hitler on many occasions. On 1 October 1938, Rothermere sent Hitler a telegram in support of Germany's invasion of the Sudetenland, and expressing the hope that 'Adolf the Great' would become a popular figure in Britain.
In 1937, the Mail's chief war correspondent, George Ward Price, to whom Mussolini once wrote in support of him and the newspaper, published a book, I Know These Dictators, in defence of Hitler and Mussolini. Evelyn Waugh was sent as a reporter for the Mail to cover the anticipated Italian invasion of Ethiopia.
Rothermere and the Mail supported Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement, particularly during the events leading up to the Munich Agreement. However, after the Nazi invasion of Prague in 1939, the Mail changed position and urged Chamberlain to prepare for war.
In my book Rommel was an evil man using his enormous military skills in an evil cause, and deserved what he got. If people like him and Canaris had any second thoughts about Hitler, it wasn't because of any scruples about Nazism, it was only because their beloved Vaterland was losing the war.