Erwin Rommel Portrait

Operation Flipper: Assassination Attempt on Erwin Rommel

The Commando raid in an attempt to assassinate Erwin Rommel at his HQ in Sidi Rafa, Libya in November 1941, was called Operation Flipper. It resulted in a failure. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was never one to shy away from thinking big. When he saw the plans for General Claude Auchinlek’s offensive, Operation Crusader, …

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