1.) The Blunder of Erwin Rommel
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The weather has a big impact on how and when battles go down in war and this was especially true in WWII. The forecast for D-Day was terrible, storms and clouds were supposed to dominate the day and render any attempted invasion impossible, or so the Nazi’s thought. Erwin Rommel, the German Commander in Normandy, believed that the weather was going to be so bad he decided to go back to Germany for his wife’s birthday so he could gift her a pair of shoes. The nasty weather subsided just long enough for Operation Overlord to begin and Rommel was unable to lead his troops during the invasion because of his poor judgment.
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