Some have placed the blame for the idea upon General von Rundstedt
, but Rundstedt
told Major Milton Shulman, a Canadian intelligence officer, after the war that it was not his decision: "My hands were tied by direct orders from Hitler himself.
On the German side, Stulpnagel, Rundstedt
and Rommel look likely, but there may be some Vichy collaborators whose removal from the scene would assist.
I found another interesting tidbit while looking at the questions that Weyland had written for intelligence officers to ask captured German field marshal Karl von Rundstedt
pitched in his best, the Soldiers everywhere would stick.
Meanwhile, an even stronger Army Group South, under Colonel-General Gerd von Rundstedt
, would punch between the larger Polish forces facing it, push east all the way to Lvov, but also assault Warsaw from the west and north.
General Thompson also shows that it was the German High Command, especially von Rundstedt
, and not Hitler, who made their fatal decision to weaken the pursuit of the defeated Allies to Dunkirk.
Specifically, they have enough shares not to be stymied by the collective action conundrum, their holdings are sufficiently concentrated and undiversified to provide an incentive to act in a chosen instance, they do not have trouble attracting like-minded and unconflicted hedge-fund and other allies, they are more than willing to pay expensive lawyers to dodge the legal obstacles, and they care as much about management's power to stop them as General von Rundstedt
did about the Maginot Line in the Spring of 1940.
He was born in 1925 and grew up in Queens In 1943, he joined the Army and, the following year, found himself as an infantryman fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, which Menashe and his fellow soldiers knew as "the von Rundstedt
offensive" after the Nazi general who led it.
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
, crashed through the forest against the thinly held American lines.
By late June, Allied fighter-bomber effectiveness had led to a rare confluence of views at all levels of the German field command: the senior German commander in France, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
, described his rear areas as a "traffic desert"; Rommel, his immediate subordinate, told Berlin "there was simply no answer" to Allied airpower in Normandy; and rank-and-file Wehrmacht soldiers took to calling Allied fighter-bombers the "most terrible weapon.
4am GERMAN field marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
orders twopanzer divisions to move towards Caen, but his superiors put the order on hold until Hitler can agree.
There are some slips: The Soviet tank was the T-34, not T-4, which refers to the code of the Nazi "euthanasia" campaign; the German Army of World War I was the Kaiserheer, not the Wehrmacht; the German Field Marshal was Gerd von Rundstedt
, not Karl von Rundstet, and so forth.
But only Rommel joins the ranks as a great captain, because von Rundstedt
allowed his personal loyalty to Hitler to override his other soldierly obligations.
See Sophia von Rundstedt
, The Restitution of Property After Communism: Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland, 4 PARKER SCH.
I'd seen Field Marshal von Rundstedt
walking along the Bridgend bypass, interned in the Island Farm prisoner-of-war camp while awaiting trial at Nuremberg.