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The last Prussian

Author: Charles Messenger
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during 1914-1918 he rose steadily through the ranks before retiring in 1938. Recalled to plan the attack on Poland, he played a leading part in this and the invasion of France in 1940. Thereafter he commanded Army Group South in the assault on Russia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Gerd von Rundstedt; Gerd von Rundstedt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Messenger
ISBN: 9781848846623 1848846622
OCLC Number: 751804875
Description: xv, 367 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Early life --
First World War --
Weimar years --
Enter Hitler --
Poland --
Assault in the West --
Invasion talk --
Russia, 1941 --
Return to France --
Normandy and the Bomb Plot --
Recalled once more --
Last battles --
Prisoner of war --
War criminal --
Twilight years --
Reckoning.
Responsibility: Charles Messenger.

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"Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during 1914-1918 he rose steadily through the ranks before retiring in 1938. Recalled to plan the attack on Poland, he played a leading part in this and the invasion of France in 1940. Thereafter he commanded Army Group South in the assault on Russia before being sacked at the end of 1941. Recalled again, he was made Commander-in-Chief West and as such faced the 1944 Allied invasion of France, but was removed that July. He resumed his post in September 1944 and had overall responsibility for the December 1944 Ardennes counter-offensive. Captured by the Americans, he was handed over to the British, who wanted to try him for war crimes. Only his ill health prevented this from coming about."--Publisher description.

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