German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s claim to fame is his World War 2 African campaign that earned him the nickname ‘Desert Fox’. But what is less known is that he also takes credit for one of the most notable German victories in World War 1; the battle of Caporetto. How did it happen and why his role was disputed will be explained by the author of the book ‘Erwin Rommel’s Blue Max – or just what did Rommel do to deserve the highest German military medal.
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Alex J. Potocnik has completed a degree in Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a graduate diploma of Animation and Interactive Multimedia at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Before returning to Melbourne in 2016, he was Associate Partner at the Ad Pirum Institute in Ljubljana where he was mainly involved in the protection of architectural heritage. During that period, he wrote a number of books and articles covering mostly history and heritage protection in Central Europe. He is currently completing post-graduate history studies at Monash University.