Walter Cronkite on the Suicide of Rommel
July 17, 2009 | 6:47 pm
By Walter Cronkite, March 24, 1946 on the death of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel: "As soon as he had taken his seat in the back one of the generals immediately handed him the cyanide capsule. He put it in his mouth in the same moment. Even before the chauffeur had started the car and put it in gear to drive away I could see that the field marshal was dying.