Why Ghost Division? What did Rommel do?



Why was Rommel’s 7. Panzerdivision called Gespensterdivsion – “Ghost Division”? From all we know it earned this name during the Battle of France.

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Frieser, Karl-Heinz: Blitzkriege-Legende. Der Westfeldzug 1940. 4. Auflage. Oldenbourg Verlag: München, 2012.

Sigg, Marco: Der Unterführer als Feldherr im Taschenformat. Theorie und Praxis der Auftragstaktik im deutschen Heer 1869 bis 1945. Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn, 2014.

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Citino, Robert M.: Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm. The Evolution of Operational Warfare. Kansas University Press: US (2004). (Thank you to Phil for sending me this book from my wish list!)

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    Military History Visualized June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • German high command : dont advance too fast
    7th panzer div : haha panzer go vroom vroom

    Arthur Maxson June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Hahaha, Jingle reference 😛

    M W June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Very good….for me reckless sums him up…obviously a very good divisional commander but gẻneral no no no…reminds me of patton…if u have a attack dog u must have it on a vẻy short lead or it's mỏe trouble than it's worth

    Hồng Trần June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • 9

    Hồng Trần June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • sorry fot the ultra late comment, but sometimes i think, he only was so succesful because he wasn't awary of the risks he took…

    harald goffart June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • If this only happened once then yes you can say he was lucky but it happened many times especially in North Africa … he had a weird sense of micro management when it was needed!

    Claus Bohm June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • "Noooo! you can't just rush the enemy's heavily fortified front!!"

    "Haha panzer go vroom vroom"

    Abdallah ٰ June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • 11:55 General Gaston Billotte is Pierre Billotte's father.

    Sina Taghva June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • They are the panzer elite
    Born to compete
    Never retreat

    Ghost division

    Shit just Bout to happen June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • I guess Rommel Muted His Mic

    Gabie 209 June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • It's such a shame that Rommel was on the wrong side in WWII. Would have been nice to have all of his ridiculous exploits working in favour of the Allies instead.

    Tobasco da Gama June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • German high command: hold we’ll break the enemy line tomorrow morning
    Rommel disappears
    Rommel reappears
    German high command: I thought we told you to hold
    Rommel: I thought you said break the lines by morning

    RandomGamingChannel June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • High Command: Exactly how far behind enemy lines did Rommel just go?!
    Messenger: YES

    Angel Apolinar June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • rommel sounds like a guy who would just run to the enemy spawn point at the beginning of a match and just spawnkill everyone

    Freidheim of Prussia June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Sabaton fans came here for a reason

    rovex June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Just like Stonewall Jackson was given his nickname because he was unresponsive in his first battle not because he was tough.

    Masood Voon June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • so basically he put the pedal on the metal and continuously committed drive-bys along the night? damn.

    Bintang Cahyana June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Imagine an alternate history where Hitler died in the bombing and Rommel took command of the german reich

    Joey Crosby June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Manstein plan, gruderian command and Rommel tactics

    paras verma June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • For the three french ideals- liberty equality and fraternity
    We present three present German realities-stuka penzars and blitzkrieg

    paras verma June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • The living example of the phrase "fortune favours the bold "

    Sette Kwan June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Angenehmen Morgen meine Kameraden

    GurkenAlex June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • All the Rommel and Sabaton memes aside, I am donating a genitalia to this channel for that Mighty Jingles reference!

    Áron Szabó June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • The more i think of it the more rommel seems like a charles the 12th with tanks. I mean they both were daring, bold, sometimes reckless, loved to take the enemy by surprise, didn´t care if they were outnumbered and got greatly feared by their enemies.

    draug79 June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • I hear your german accent

    Colin K June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Dessert fox b*tch

    Saifullah Habid June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Erwin Rommel: sees 38(T) I guess I am going to ignore this telephone and just win Tour de France

    Momo Kawashima June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • 16th May
    My birthday date and the operation who inspired one of my favorite songs.

    senegal 98 June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • maybe Rommel hated nazis, wanted to desert and join French… but when they saw him they just surrendered (not serious 😉 )

    Robin Toman June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • ALRIGHT, FRAAANCE!!! WE ARE SABATON, AND THIS IS GHOST DIVISIOOOOON!!!
    BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM BUM

    Pablo Almenara June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Die 5. Motoriesierte Infanteriedivision wurde von einem Schaf überollt?

    Mongole Clutch June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • ALRIGHT
    WE ARE SABATON
    AND THIS
    IS
    GHOST DIVISIOOOOOOOOOOOON

    (song starts)

    Disaster7317 June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Erwin Rommel is the first Ash main

    Change my Mind

    NiggrYeetr 5000 June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • The real answer is that Ghost Division sounds cool as fuck and, once coined, was guaranteed to stick regardless of how ghostly that division was in actual fact

    EvMund June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply
  • Rush b

    T Henoze June 11, 2020 4:37 am Reply

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