ROMMEL AND THE REBEL is a military adventure about the legend that Field Marshal Erwin Rommel toured American civil war battlefields before WWII. In 1937, Rommel, then a Wehrmacht infantry colonel, visits the battlefield park at Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi to study the tactics of Confederate cavalry general Nathan B. Forrest. Rommel's guide and interpreter is a U.S. Army lieutenant of German descent, Lt. Max Speigner. In 1941, when Rommel's panzers are pounding the British army in North Africa, Speigner is attached to the British military intelligence.
He recognizes maneuvers inspired by Forrest and launches a desperate duel of wits with the Desert Fox.