Why Ghost Division? What did Rommel do?

Why was Rommel’s 7. Panzerdivision called Gespensterdivsion – “Ghost Division”? From all we know it earned this name during the Battle of France.

Military History Visualized

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-013-07, Erwin Rommel.jpg

The British counter-attack at Arras in 1940 resulted in major losses for Rommel’s 7. Panzerdivision better known as the Ghostdivision.
Yet, there are various misconceptions about the Battle of Arras (1940), e.g., that it was a Tank Battle, for which there seems to be little evidence according to research from Karl-Heinz Frieser.

Military History not Visualized

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