Length 545 pages, including index Rommel the author may be known to those of us who read his WWI manual/autobiography Infantry Attacks. He intended to make a sequel with his WWII experiences. These were the notes he was going to use, with gaps filled by his letters home, and chapters written by his son Manfred, and his chief of staff in Africa, General Fritz Bayerlein. We start off with Liddell-Hart's glowing introduction. It's possible Liddell-Hart may have been enraptured by getting to know a man who took his and John Fuller's theories and put them into practice. Liddell-Hart goes on to provide many footnotes and corrections to Rommel's writings, as he takes us through the campaign in France in 1940 with the 7th Panzer Division. We go then to where Rommel is most famous, North Africa and the campaign that made him a household name. His frustrations with the higher-ups, like Italy's Commando Supremo and Hitler's meddling, and the battles themselves and richly captured by Rommel's pen. General Bayerlein gives us the time when Rommel was briefly in charge in northern Italy, and then Rommel picks up to tell of the work to get the Atlantic Wall together. The Normandy invasion, and his dealings with Hitler again, the fighter attack which nearly killed him, and the tragic end to his life, and recounted by Manfred. It's a lot to digest, and since it's mostly a rough draft, and for us Yanks its translation into British English, require patience on your behalf. But, for an understanding of one of Germany's most skilled generals, it is worth the effort.