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14 Oct 44: Field Marshall Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide after he is loosely implicated in the 20th July Bomb Plot against Hitler. That, and Rommel's "defeatist" attitude of late, was enough to warrant Hitler's wrath. The problem for Hitler was how to eliminate Germany's most popular general without revealing to the German people that he had ordered his death. His simple solution: Rommel had succumbed to wounds received in battle.