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Walter Cronkite on the Suicide of Rommel

July 17, 2009 |  6:47 pm

March 24, 1946, Cronkite on Rommel's Suicide

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.