Jack Caple - Admiration for Rommel

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44 sec
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Department of Veterans' Affairs


Rommel was a professional soldier. He wasn't a Hitler man.

We used to admire Rommel and we were told once he was our enemy. It's a pity he didn't surrender because our general would have loved to have met him. He was a very good soldier.

I think it was during Tobruk, there was six Italians came in with their arms up yelling out 'Aqua. Aqua. Aqua' and we didn't know what 'Aqua' meant. We've learned since. 'Water. Water. Water.'

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