Ok, since I've been home for the last two months, I've been engrossed in watching the History channel. Last night I stayed up to watch about 6hrs of documentaries on Rommel. Now, being on Vicodin, I fell asleep during the final episode in which Rommel was said to betray Hilter. What happened? I know Rommel withdrew from Tobruck because of the lack of reinforcements he didn't want to have 100,000 men slaughtered on his watch. I know Hitler ordered him to re-engage but he did not. Was this the betrayal? I also know that Rommel didn't agree with the ethnic cleansing and views of Hitler. He was a soldier who waged war against soldiers, not civilians. Although he was the enemy, he was well respected by his adversaries. Despite the German propoganda, he really was a great commander. Had the Germans been able to re supply themselves, North Africa would have fallen to Rommel. I think Montgomery won North Africa largely by accident and due to US tanks donated by T.R.