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Lucie died on 26 Dec, 1971 at Stuttgart, Germany and is buried next to her husband Erwin Rommel. An exact reproduction of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's service baton, with incredible attention to detail. Gertrud was a frequent visitor to the family of Erwin Rommmel and was at Rommel's hospital bedside after he returned ill from Africa. Almost all of the conspirators shared a conservative, nationalist perspective and an aristocratic background.The civilians were mainly individuals who had refused to participate in the Nazi regime. Rommel’s plans for the invasion of Egypt and the conquest of the country was flawed form the start.