University apologizes after sending email with a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel to motivate staff and students

Exeter university has apologized after it sent out an email using a quote from a Nazi general to motivate staff and students.

The message from Exeter University’s career advice service featured a comment from Erwin Rommel, who led Hitler’s war machine in North Africa.

The quote from the German commander, known as the Desert Fox during the Second World War, read: ‘One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.’