- General Erwin Rommel (pic) was implicated in the 1944 military plot to kill Hitler
- Hitler had offered the General two choices, either to face a People’s Court or to commit suicide
- Rommel chose the suicide option by biting into a cyanide capsule supplied to him by two fellow German generals
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Special to The ribune - Son’s letter confirms enforced suicide of Nazi General Rommel - (Shyam Bhatia in London)
A revealing letter has confirmed details about the enforced suicide of a Nazi-era German general whose North Africa campaign was blocked with the help of Indian soldiers. Back in 1942-43 during the North Africa campaign, Gen. Erwin Rommel - known as the Desert Fox - commanding the Afrika Korps celebrated a series of battle successes. Allied forces, including elements of the British Indian army, were pushed back to within 90 miles of Alexandria, thereby threatening Cairo, the Suez Canal and the sea route to India.