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Rund·stedt

 (ro͝on′stĕt′, ro͝ont′shtĕt′), Karl Rudolf Gerd von 1875-1953.
German general who took part in the invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during World War II and was commander in chief of the western front (1942-1945).
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Rundstedt

(ˈrʊndstɛt; German ˈrʊntʃtɛt)
n
(Biography) Karl Rudolf Gerd von (karl ˈruːdɔlf ɡɛrt fɔn). 1875–1953, German field marshal; directed the conquest of Poland and France in World War II; commander of the Western Front (1942–44); led the Ardennes counteroffensive (Dec 1944)
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Rund•stedt

(ˈrʊnt stɛt, ˈrʊnd-)

n.
Karl Rudolf Gerd von, 1875–1953, German field marshal.
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Noun1.Rundstedt - German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
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Soon Bletchley had access to direct messages between Hitler and his commander in the West, Field Marshall von Rundstedt.
The Last Prussian: A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt 1875-1953 (reprint, 1991)
Late on May 23, a halt order was issued by Generaloberst Gerd von Rundstedt, commander of Army Group A.
Mayor Rundstedt Ebdane of Iba town, who also joined the opening ceremonies, said as the province celebrates the blessing and harvest of the sweetest mango in the world, the occasion must also be used to serve as a tourist attraction.
On the afternoon of December 23, the prisoners staged another ruse, a raucous party erupting in Compound 1-B that pretended to celebrate the news of a recent offensive near Bastogne by Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt. Beer and homemade schnapps flowed freely, an accordion blared loudly, and a chorus of "Deutschland Uber Alles" ("Germany over All," the Nazi-preferred title of the German national anthem) rang through the camp.
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.
He reported to Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt, which caused some animosities, since responsibilities were assigned by Adolf Hitler.