GENERALFELDMARSCHALL ERWIN ROMMEL
Erwin Rommel was born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany on 15 November 1891. He served as an officer with 124th Württemberg Infantry Regt. on the Western Front in 1914-1915 and was posted as a company commander to the Wurttemberg Mountain Bat., Alpenkorps, in September 1915. His best-known action was a daring flanking advance through the mountains and passes of the Isonzo during the Battle of Caporetto in October-November 1917. These feats brought Rommel the muchcoveted Pour le Mérite. Promoted to Hauptmann he served as a staff officer with XLIV Corps in 1918.