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Field Marshal Wilhelm Josef Franz Ritter von Leeb was not among Hitler's favorites. Before the Battle of France, von Leeb was the only German general to oppose the offensive through the (neutral) low countries on moral grounds. For Barbarossa, von Leeb was given command of Army Group North but in Jan 1942 he was relieved of command upon his own request. He was never recalled to duty after that. He died in 1956.

Field Marshal Wilhelm Josef Franz Ritter von Leeb was not among Hitler's…

Günther Viezenz (1921 – 1999) Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht. Vienzez was the record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge or hand grenade. Awarded four Tank Destruction Badges in Gold and one in Silver. Awards Infantry Assault Badge in Silver 21 Tank Destruction Badges for Individual Combatants 1 Silver 4 Gold Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Viezenz – Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht. Vienzez was the record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge or hand grenade.

✠ Robert Ritter von Greim (22 June 1892 – 24 May 1945) Committed suicide with a cyanide capsule. RK 24.06.1940 Generalleutnant K.G. V. Flg.K. + 02.04.1943 [216. EL] Generaloberst Befh. Luftflotten-Kdo. Ost + 27.08.1944 [92. Sw] Generaloberst OB Luftflotte 6

Robert Ritter von Greim June 1892 – 24 May was a German Field Marshal, pilot, army officer, and the last commander of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during the Second World War.

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Alois Brunner was Eichmann's personal assistant and right hand man, and he was single handedly responsible for sending an estimated Jews to their deaths. He was the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world and he died in 2010 in Damascus, Syria.

Portrait du "Generalmajor" Hellmuth Thumm, commandant de la 5. Jäger-Division | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wehrmacht Generalmajor Hellmuth Thumm, commandant of the Jäger-Division

Frederick von Paulus, German Field Marshal who, at the Battle of Stalingrad, went against Hitler's orders and surrendered, the only German Field Marshal to do so. Hitler expected Paulus to take his own life. Later, during Soviet captivity, Paulus explained ‘I [had] no intention of shooting myself for this Bohemian corporal’ (referring to Hitler’s highest army rank during the First World War). He became a leading opponent of the Hitler’s Germany.

Field Marshal Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Paulus led the Army at Stalingrad. He surrendered to the Russians and conducted propaganda on their behalf. After the war he lived in comfort in East Germany and died in

Field Marshal Siegmund Wilhelm Walther List led German armies during the invasions of Poland and Yugoslavia-Greece and was given command of Army Group A in the Caucasus. When he attempted to change the disposition of the front on 8-9 Sept 1942, Hitler was so angered that he dismissed him and sent him into retirement until the end of the war. Briefly imprisoned post-war, List died at his home in 1971, aged 91.

Field Marshal Siegmund Wilhelm Walther List led German armies during the…

Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch (4 October 1881-18 October 1948[2][3]) was a German field marshal and the Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres (Commander of the Heer (Army)) in the early years of World War II.

Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch October October was a German field marshal and the Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres (Commander of the Heer (Army)) in the early years of World War II.

General (later Field Marshal) Harold Alexander, Commander in Chief of Mediterranean Forces 1942-1944 and Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre (SACMED) 1944-1945.

General (later Field Marshal) Harold Alexander, Commander in Chief of Mediterranean Forces and Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre.

Lieutenant-General William Slim, Commander of the British Fourteenth Army in Burma during the Second World War.

AUG 27 1942 India prepares for battle A later portrait of William Slim when he was Field Marshal Sir William Slim

Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist was a leading German field marshal during WW2. He led corps and army size formations throughout the war.Kleist was captured by U.S. forces in 1945 and in 1948 he was turned over to the Soviets.He died in Vladimir Prison in 1954, the highest ranked German officer to die in Soviet captivity. Of note is the ironic fact that Kleist was charged, among other things, with "alienating, through friendship and generosity, the peoples of the Soviet Union"

Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist was a leading German field marshal during He…

American Soldiers Preparing to Execute German Spy. American soldiers tie one of three Nazi spies to be executed to a post before a firing squad. The three German men were captured behind American lines, monitoring roads and bridges along the Meuse during the fighting in Eastern Europe.

American soldiers tie one of three Nazi spies to be executed to a post before a firing squad. The three German men were captured behind American lines, monitoring roads and bridges along the Meuse during the fighting in the Ardennes region December 1944

Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) was a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme High Command of the German Armed Forces) for most of World War II, thus effectively making him Minister of War. At the Allied court at Nuremberg he was tried, sentenced to death, and hanged as a war criminal. He was the third highest-ranking German officer to be tried at Nuremberg.

✠ Wilhelm Keitel September 1882 – 16 October Hanged as a war criminal. 2868 / GFM, Chef des OKW Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, and Classes (Orden “Michael der Tapfere” II.

SS-Gruppenführer Otto Ohlendorf commanded the Inland SD (domestic security service) and was in command of Einsatzgruppe D, a killing group in Russia. He was hanged in 1951 as a Holocaust perpetrator.

Another Nazi criminal - SS-Gruppenführer Otto Ohlendorf commanded the Inland SD (domestic security service) and was in command of Einsatzgruppe D, a killing group in Russia. He was hanged in 1951 as a Holocaust perpetrator.

Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, 1944.

TR Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment. Field Marshal Montgomery is wearing the beret and jumping jacket of the Parachute Regiment

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