|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1891|
Heidenheim an der Brenz
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 1944|
German Field Marshal. Also known to the Allied Forces as 'The Desert Fox' for his brilliant desert battle tactics. After the failed 1944 assassination plot in the map room at one of Hitler's bunkers, Hitler alleged that many of his military leaders were conspirators in the plot and had them executed. Hitler also suspected Rommel as a conspirator, and sent a car to Rommel's home to pick him up and have him shot. On the way to his execution, Rommel was presented with two opportunities: 1. poison yourself in the car - and you get a state-funeral, or 2. you get a "show-process" in the Volksgerichtshof and all your merits will disappear. Rommel cheated the firing squad and swallowed a poison capsule. It was never proven as to whether or not Rommel actually was a conspirator.
Lucia Maria Mollin Rommel (1894 - 1971)*
Gertrud Stemmer Pan (1913 - 2000)*
Manfred Rommel (1928 - 2013)*
Cause of death: Suicide by poison capsule
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2228
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An officer and a gentleman, a worthy foe, an honorable soldier. You understood what true honor is, and what it sometimes costs. Pre-sent, Arms!|
Old Navy vet.
Added: May. 18, 2017
Joseph P Hildebrandt Sr
Added: Apr. 29, 2017
An Officer and a Gentleman; the world is heading towards further madness. I know you like my Father will be crying in Heaven at the horrific lessons of war; still not learned. God Bless. X|
Added: Apr. 27, 2017
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