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Brauchitsch, Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von (Walter von)

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: General


1881 - Von Brauchitsch was born in Berlin On the 4th of October.

         - He attended Berlin's best school, the Franzosisches Gymnasium.

1937 - He became commander of the Fourth Army Group. Even though he was personally opposed to Nazism in many ways, he became largely reliant on Hitler, and was forced to borrow 80,000 Reichmarks from him in order to divorce and re-marry.

1940 - Von Brauchitsch was made a field marshal and was key in Hitler's "blitzkrieg" war against the West, making modifications to the original plan to overrun France.

         - He failed, however, to take Moscow in the war against the Soviet Union, earning Hitler's enmity.

1941 - Things went further downhill for von Brauchitsch as he endured a serious heart attack, and Hitler relieved him on the 19th of December.

1948 - Von Brauchitsch was arrested and charged with war crimes, but died on the 18th of October in Hamburg in before he could be prosecuted.


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