The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel movie poster.

Movie (1951)
French title : Le Renard du désert

James Mason (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel)
Jessica Tandy (Frau Lucie Rommel, Rommel's wife)
Leo G. Carroll (Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt)
Cedric Hardwicke (Dr. Karl Strölin)

(Synopsis needed)

Lockheed Model 212

Perhaps the prototype (reg. NX18955 then C-FBQX) c/n 212-13 which has been sold after RCAF service to an US owner and then registered NC60755) ?

DFRommel L12.jpg

We guess the former place of the gun turret.

DFRommel L12b.jpg
DFRommel L12c.jpg

Junkers Ju 87 D Stuka

DFRommel Ju87.jpg

Junkers Ju 87 A-2 Stuka

TK+HE, a Junkers Ju-87A-2 Stuka is shadowed by a dark camouflaged Junkers Ju 87 B.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

DFRommel Ju87 TK-HE.jpg

North American B-25 Mitchell

Probably the same archive footage which will be used again in The Young Lions.

DFRommel B-25.jpg

Bristol 156 Beaufighter

DFRommel Beaufighter.jpg

North American P-51 Mustang

DFRommel DDay.jpg

North American P-51B/C Mustang

DFRommel DDay2.jpg

Avro Lancaster

DFRommel bomber.jpg

Douglas C-47

DFRommel para.jpg

Grumman TBF Avenger

The famous straffing in which Rommel was hurt.
The attack occured in Normandy by a deep blue sky weather and was done by two Spitfires ... but first we see a torpedo bomber (!) with a cloudy background.

DFRommel TBF.jpg

Supermarine Spitfire

DFRommel SpiT.jpg

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