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  1. Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
  2. The German soldier has impressed the world, however the Italian Bersagliere soldier has impressed the German soldier.
  3. In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.
  4. Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone.
  5. I would rather be the hammer than the anvil
  6. Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, but brains saves both.
  7. The best form of welfare for the troops is first-rate training.
  8. But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
  9. One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.
  10. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

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In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. — Erwin Rommel

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Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone. — Erwin Rommel

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I would rather be the hammer than the anvil — Erwin Rommel

 quote Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
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One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles. — Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel Short Quotes

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  • Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?
  • Manstein is a man of illusions. ... He believes Hitler will listen to facts.
  • When there's no clear option, it's better to do nothing.
  • In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.
  • I didn't die nor win.
  • I would rather he had given me one more division
  • If I had to take hell, I would use the Australians to take it and the New Zealanders to hold it.
  • Messages can't be intercepted if they aren't sent, can they?

Erwin Rommel Quotes On Battle

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The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions. — Erwin Rommel

The battle is going very heavily against us. We're being crushed by the enemy weight. We are facing very difficult days, perhaps the most difficult that a man can undergo — Erwin Rommel

It is often possible to decide the issue of a battle merely by making an unexpected shift of one's main weight. — Erwin Rommel

The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters, long before the shooting begins. — Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel Famous Quotes And Sayings

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In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. — Erwin Rommel

In view of my services in Africa, I have the chance of dying by poison. Two generals have brought it with them. It is fatal in three seconds. If I take the poison, none of the usual steps will be taken against my family; that is, against you. They will also leave my staff alone. — Erwin Rommel

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Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone. — Erwin Rommel

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I would rather be the hammer than the anvil — Erwin Rommel

In Tunisia the Americans had to pay a stiff price for their experience, but it brought rich dividends. Even at that time, the American generals showed themselves to be very advanced in the tactical handling of their forces, although we had to wait until the Patton Army in France to see the most astonishing achievements in mobile warfare. — Erwin Rommel

The art of concentrating strength at one point, forcing a breakthrough, rolling up and securing the flanks on either side, and then penetrating like lightning deep into his rear, before the enemy has time to react. — Erwin Rommel

Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders. — Erwin Rommel

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One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles. — Erwin Rommel

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success. — Erwin Rommel

He [Hitler] seemed very depressed and upset about the Stalingrad disaster. He said that one is always liable to look on the black side of things after a defeat, a tendency which can lead one into dangerous and false conclusions. — Erwin Rommel

The peril of the hour moved the British to tremendous exertions, just as always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas. — Erwin Rommel

The organization of supplies, the command of men, anything in any way constructive requires more than intellect; it requires energy and drive and an unrelenting will to serve the cause, regardless of one's personal interests. — Erwin Rommel

Good soldiers, bad officers; however don't forget that without them we would not have any Civilization. — Erwin Rommel

The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat! — Erwin Rommel

To every man of us, Tobruk was a symbol of British resistance and we were now going to finish with it for good. — Erwin Rommel

It's better for one to die than for all of us to be killed in a shooting affray. Anyway, we've practically no ammunition. — Erwin Rommel

One of the most important factors, not only in military matters but in life as a whole, is ... the ability to direct one's whole energies towards the fulfillment of a particular task. — Erwin Rommel

The commander must establish personal and comradely contact with his men, but without giving away one inch of authority. — Erwin Rommel

Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide. — Erwin Rommel

The commander must be at constant pains to keep his troops abreast of all the latest tactical experience and developments, and must insist on their practical application. He must see to it that his subordinates are trained in accordance with the latest requirements. The best form of welfare for the troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties. — Erwin Rommel

War makes extremely heavy demands on the soldier's strength and nerves. For this reason, make heavy demands on your men in peacetime exercises. — Erwin Rommel

For me, soldiers are all equal. Those black people wore your same uniform, fought on your side, and so you will be in the same jail. — Erwin Rommel

There are always times where the place of a commander isn't back with his Major State, but onward with his troops. — Erwin Rommel

Always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. — Erwin Rommel

A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible. — Erwin Rommel

Winning the men's confidence requires much of a commander. He must exercise care and caution, look after his men, live under the same hardships, and-above all- apply self discipline. But once he has their confidence, his men will follow him through hell and high water. — Erwin Rommel

There is one unalterable difference between a soldier and a civilian: the civilian never does more than he is paid to do. — Erwin Rommel

One must not judge everyone in the world by his qualities as a soldier: otherwise we should have no civilization. — Erwin Rommel

Life Lessons by Erwin Rommel

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  1. Erwin Rommel's legacy demonstrates the importance of strategy, discipline and determination in achieving success.
  2. He was known for his innovative tactics and his ability to think outside the box in order to gain the upper hand on the battlefield.
  3. Rommel's example shows that even in the face of adversity, with the right approach, success is possible.

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