"Give me two Australian divisions and I will conquer the world for you." ~ Erwin Rommel - German Field Marshall in Command of the Afrika Korps during the Siege of Tobruk 1941
Aside from the national chest beating that seems to come from these posts I think it worth pointing out that just about every country involved in the conflict has claimed a similar Rommel compliment yet there is no hard and fast evidence that he ever said anything like what is being claimed.
For some reason the former allied nations have martyred Rommel since his death and I don't really understand why, we regurgitate over and over his "positives" to the point that he has almost reached sainthood yet we rarely hear his negatives and we completely overlook the consequences for the human race had the nation he represented won the war.
New Zealand and Australia suffered in the region of 12,000 casualties (dead and wounded) in the two battles at El Alamein fighting this guy so I see no reason to promote him any higher than what he was a competent enemy commander.