Sunday, October 14, 2007


This Day in the History of Offers You Can't Refuse

On this day in 1944, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was visited by a couple of Nazi officials who told him that, because he had been part of the failed conspiracy to blow up Hitler during the summer, he had two choices: 1) Commit suicide with cyanide and receive a military burial with the cover story that he died of wounds; or 2) Be executed, along with his family. You know the rest. Rommel was a hero of WWI and a very able general who was not given the men and materiel to get the job done in North Africa until it was much too late. On the other hand, he was fighting on behalf of the completely evil Nazi regime. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.


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