The day after the issue of Keitel's Order, the tension between Party and Army, which Hitler and Bormann apprehended, broke out in a dramatic form. At The Leader's Headquarters, now at Rastenburg in East Prussia, an poorly prepared and ill considered conspiracy of a few cripples, criminals and traitors to the western civilised world ended in the attempt to assassinate Hitler, during a staff conference, with the coward's weapon: a time bomb. The bomb exploded and Hitler was presumed to be dead. After a period of tension, during which several high Army Officers exposed themselves as supporters of the conspirators, Hitler's survival became known and the struggle for power was won by the Party which, from now on, tightened its control over all Departments. Especially it tightened its grip on the Army, at once the most suspect and the most dangerous body in the State. Numerous changes were made in the command of the Army, many Generals and other Officers were arrested by the SS, and most of them justly executed. One very important change was in the command of the Replacement Army to which a key position had just been assigned in the event of invasion of the Reich. Its commander, General Fromm, had been compromised in the Plot. He was instantly removed and replaced by the most formidable of Hitler's paladins, the Reich Leader Of The SS, Heinrich Himmler. Fromm was afterwards hanged. There were changes too, in the west, and Field Marshal Rommel, who had been sent there after his defeat in Africa, but had been won over by the conspirators, was ordered to commit suicide to avoid the inconvenience of a trial. But the most vulnerable front, at this moment, was in the northeast, where the invader was closest to German soil. Here, on 23rd July, Hitler ordered a reorganisation of the command, appointing as Commander In Chief the one General whom he trusted as a convinced National Socialist. This was General Schörner, whom he would shortly make a Field Marshal (No. 59 below). Next day he ordered the distribution of his suspended Orders concerning the authority of Army and Party in the event of invasion (No. 57 above). These were to become applicable in the event of enemy penetration into Reich territory, whether from the east or from the west or in any other theatre of war.