“Rommel.” Hitler smiled a ghastly smile that was almost one of triumph.
"So, the Desert Fox wishes to play games."
“I’m almost certain of it.”
"The people’s hero," Hitler said. "We must handle him carefully, wouldn’t you say?"
“Or outfox him, my Fuhrer,” Himmler said softly.
"Outfox him. Outfox the Desert Fox." Hitler smiled delightfully. "Yes, I like that, Reichsfuhrer. I like that very much indeed."
Night of the Fox was made into a movie which starred two of my favorite actors, George Peppard (American officer, Col. Harry Martineau) and Michael York. (high-ranking German officer, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the "Desert Fox"). If you are compiling a private library of suspense thrillers, this 3-in-1 would be a great addition!
|Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1977-119-08, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Hitler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel in December 1943. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Post first published at Dispensable Thoughts, Aug 15, 2012