It was his skill in desert warfare that led to his name.
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Watch the video Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal.
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See more » In 1941, during the World War II, Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel (James Mason) tries to conquer the city of Tobruk in Libya and the British battalion defends this location to avoid Rommel to reach the Suez Canal. 'Tammy' Mac Roberts (Richard Burton) leads a limited number of inexperienced Australian troops in the defense of Tobruk, and uses raids during the night against Rommel forces to keep the balance between the strong German army and the reduced British-Australian forces, and Mac Roberts' troops are called "The Desert Rats".
Erwin Rommel, a German General during World War 2, was nicknamed the "Desert Fox" because of his leadership during the North Africa campaign.
The Desert Rats: Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal.
All that stands in his way is Tobruk, held by a vastly out numbered force of Australian troops.
Richard Burton leads these troops on daring raids against Rommel, keeping him off balance as they earn the nickname 'The Desert Rats'.