Despite pleas from Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
, the German command er in chief on the western front, Hitler refused permission for withdrawal.
They included Generalfeldmarschall Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
, one of Hitler's closest advisers.
German General Gerd von Rundstedt
was racing through the Ardennes with 44 divisions and seven panzer divisions.
According to the documents, Britain freed Oskar Groening, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz," Erich von Manstein, Gerd von Rundstedt
and Albert Kesselring, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
And after D-Day, as the Allies advanced through France and the Low Countries, it became a PoW camp, home to some 2,000 troops including top generals, even Gerd von Rundstedt
, regarded by Eisenhower as "the ablest of the German generals".
The massive German counteroffensive, code name Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), is often called the Von Rundstedt
Offensive or the Ardennes Counteroffensive; however, it is most commonly referred to as the Battle of the Bulge by Americans and the British.
Peake suggested that they could include key German commanders responsible for the defence of France, such as Field Marshals Erwin Rommel and Gerd von Rundstedt
, as well as members of the Vichy puppet regime.
He reported to Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt
, which caused some animosities, since responsibilities were assigned by Adolf Hitler.
Characters in the book include: Stauffenberg, Hitler, Goering, Speer, Rommel, von Rundstedt
, Kesselring, Raeder, Doenitz, Neville Chamberlin, Winston Churchill, and other British and German soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians.
German Field-Marshal Model reported to his superior, Field-Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
, that the situation along the Lower Rhine was deteriorating dramatically and that, for the past week, he had been able to do no more than delay British actions.
39) Wehrkreis III Foreign Language Examinations; and Charles Messenger, The Last Prussian: A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
1875-1953 (London: Brassey's, 1991), 13.
Some of the best known and most senior German generals (such as Field Marshals Gerd von Rundstedt
and Erich von Manstein) were also spared prosecution on the insistence of U.