17 May 2008

Entry for October 14, 2006

This day in history 1944--German Gen. Erwin Rommel, nicknamed "the Desert Fox," committed suicide. Hitler discovered that Rommel was in on plans to head the German government in the event of Hitler's overthrow. It was also believed that Rommel was in on a plot to assassinate Hitler but this was NOT true. While recovering from wounds, Rommel was given the choice of a trial or suicide. Rommel chose suicide and ingested cyanide. At Eyewitnesstohistory.com's page http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/rommel.htm is an account of the suicide by Rommel's son Manfred.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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