Erwin Rommel (Blood and Soil)

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Erwin Rommel
Official portrait, 1968
Minister of War
In office
27 March 1966 – 3 December 1971
Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger
Preceded by Werner von Blomberg (1938)
Succeeded by Franz Josef Strauß
Honorary Reichssenator
In office
1 June 1953 – 3 December 1971
Personal details
Born Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel
15 November 1891
Heidenheim an der Brenz, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died 3 December 1971(1971-12-03) (aged 80)
Berlin, Prussia, Germany
Political party NSDAP
Military service
Nickname(s) "The Ice Fox"
Allegiance German Empire (1911–1918)
Weimar Republic (1918–1933)
Greater Germany (1933–1967)
Germany (1967–1971)
Service/branch German Army
Years of service 1911–1953, 1967–1971 (active duty)
1953–1967 (reserve)
Rank Reichsmarschall
Battles/wars Great War
Eurasian War
Slavic Rebellions