The general who slammed his hand on the table and said to Hitler "I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan"... and got away with it
This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled patrician Prussian general. In World War I, he was wounded seven times in battle, and decorated very highl...
The general who slammed his hand on the table and said to Hitler "I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan"... and got away with it
This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled patrician Prussian general. In World War I, he was wounded seven times in battle, and decorated very highl...
Rolf Mützelburg
Kapitänleutnant Rolf Mützelburg (23 June 1913 – 11 September 1942) was a German U-boat commander during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German:...
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Martin Becker
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Heinrich Liebe
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Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (11 December 1911 – 18 April 1986) was a German naval officer and submarine commander during World War II. He was sixth among the top ten Aces of the Deep...
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Erich Topp
Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boot Experten commanders of World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak...
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Herbert Wohlfarth
Heinrich Wilhelm Herbert Wohlfarth (5 June 1915 – 13 August 1982) was a successful World War II U-boat commander. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkre...
Hans-Valentin Hube
Hans-Valentin Hube (29 October 1890 – 21 April 1944) was a German general who served in the German Army during the First and Second World Wars. He was one of 27 people to be awarded the Knight's Cross...
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Gerhard Bigalk
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Günther Lütjens
Johann Günther Lütjens (25 May 1889 – 27 May 1941) was a German Admiral whose military service spanned more than thirty years and two World Wars. Lütjens is best known for his actions during World War...
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Operation Berlin (Atlantic)
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Bruno Streckenbach
Bruno Heinrich Streckenbach (7 February 1902 – 28 October 1977) held the rank of SS-Brigadeführer (Major General), when he was the head of Amt I (Department I): Administration and Personnel of the Rei...
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Georg-Wilhelm Postel
Georg-Wilhelm Postel (25 April 1896 in Zittau – 20 September 1953 in Shakhty, Russia) was a general in the German Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Ir...
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Herbert Schultze
Herbert Schultze (24 July 1909 – 3 June 1987), was a German U-boat (submarine) commander of the Kriegsmarine (the German navy in World War II). He commanded U-48 for eight patrols during the early par...
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Friedrich Hoßbach
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Hossbach (22 November 1894 – 10 September 1980) was a German staff officer who in 1937 was the military adjutant to Adolf Hitler. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross...
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August Lambert
August Lambert (18 February 1916 – 17 April 1945) was a former dive-bomber and ground attack pilot who became a Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German:...
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Heinrich Bär
Oskar-Heinz (Heinrich) "Pritzl" Bär ([ˈhaɪnʁɪç bɛːɐ̯]; 25 May 1913 – 28 April 1957) was a German Luftwaffe flying ace who served throughout World War II in Europe. Bär flew more than one thousand...
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Otto Wöhler
Otto Wöhler (12 July 1894 in Burgwedel – 5 February 1987 in Burgwedel) was a German General der Infanterie, serving during World War I and World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron ...
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Hermann-Friedrich Joppien
Hermann-Friedrich Joppien (19 July 1912 – 25 August 1941) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II, a fighter ace credited with 70 enemy aircraft shot down in roughly 270 combat mis...
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Maximilian von Edelsheim
Konstanz Johann Georg Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Edelsheim (6 July 1897 – 26 April 1994) was a German general during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross w...
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Hermann Recknagel
Hermann Recknagel (18 July 1892, Hofgeismar – 23 January 1945) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ri...
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Johann Mohr
Johann Mohr (12 June 1916 – 2 April 1943) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight'...
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Otto Schuhart
Otto Schuhart (1 April 1909 – 10 March 1990) commanded the U-boat U-29 in the German Navy of the Third Reich during World War II. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Rit...
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Franz Bäke
Generalmajor der Reserve Dr. med. dent. Franz Bäke (28 February 1898 – 12 December 1978) was a German Army officer and panzer ace. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with ...
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Battle of the Denmark Strait
The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a Second World War naval battle between ships of the Royal Navy and the German Kriegsmarine, fought on 24 May 1941. The British battleship HMS Prince of Wales...
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Gordon Gollob
Gordon Max Gollob (16 June 1912, Vienna – 8 September 1987) was an Austrian-born German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe from 1938 to 1945 during World War II, and an ardent Nazi. A flyin...
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Karl Mauss
Dr. med. dent. Karl Mauss (17 May 1898 – 9 February 1959) was one of the most distinguished tank commanders of the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a lieutenant general and commander of the 7th P...
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Dietrich von Saucken
Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Kasimir Dietrich von Saucken (16 May 1892 – 27 September 1980) was a general in the German army, the Heer, during World War II. He was the last of just 27 men to be awarded t...
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