Château de La Roche-Guyon June 11, 2013

The Château is about 50 km NW of Paris in the Seine River Valley.  It was Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's headquarters in Normandy.  It was here where he made plans to overthrowing Hitler and the Nazi regime and met with co-conspirators.

The Château is about 50 km NW of Paris in the Seine River Valley. It was Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s headquarters in Normandy. It was here where he made plans to overthrow Hitler and the Nazi regime and also met with co-conspirators.

I can just see Rommel's staff car in the courtyard.

I can just imagine seeing Rommel’s staff car in the courtyard.

General Rommel was returning to La Roche-Guyon on July 17, 1944, when his staff car was straffed by an American Fighter plane.  In the attack, he suffered a quadrouble fractured skull.  After a time in the hospital he went home to Herrlingen, Germany to convalesce with his wife, Lucie-Maria, and son, Manfred.

 

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

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