The Soldier’s Soldier: A Leadership Life – Erwin Rommel

Wednesday 24th May 2023

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


Erwin Rommel is one of the most famous leaders of the Second World War, but where did his ability to so brilliantly inspire and motivate others come from? What was his approach to leadership and what part did it play in his death?

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Lloyd Clark is Professorial Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute and Course Director of the University’s MA in Modern War Studies and Contemporary Military History programme based in London. He is also Director of Research at the Centre for Army Leadership (CAL) based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Director of the CAL Research Institute, a member of the British Army’s Research Committee, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History. He is also a member of advisory boards for several think tanks, academic journals and international research led organisations. Professor Clark is currently working on a major new book titled ‘Triumph: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel’. He supervises doctoral research on 20th and 21st century war studies, military history, command and leadership.

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