(( 5 x 7 Inch )) - German WW II Photo ** Erwin Rommel Funeral Service ** <>
After the 1944 July Plot—an assassination attempt against Hitler that occurred on July 20, 1944—Rommel’s contact with the conspirators was revealed, thus implicating him in the plot to overthrow Hitler. Rommel was then offered the option of taking poison instead of going to trial, and Hitler’s generals brought him poison. Rommel drank the poison, taking his own life, on October 14, 1944, at the age of 52, in Herrlingen, Germany. He was given a full military burial.
Erwin Rommel inspecting the Atlantic Wall, France, spring 1944. *note the camo netting above him.
FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE EVENING PAPERS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 1943 Just received in London from a neutral source, this photograph shows Field-Marshal Rommel, wearing his Iron Cross and carrying his baton, inspecting German defences in the coastal area of Western Europe. Rommel has superseded von Rundstedt as invasion defence chief. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)