Beck, Ludwig August Theodor
Born: Jun 29, 1880 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 64 years of age.
1880 - Born on the 29th of July in Biebrich, Germany.
1933 - After serving on the Western Front in World War I, he was eventually promoted to the General Staff.
1935 - Staff boss of the army, after short time in the rank of a general of the artillery.
1937 - Criticized the decision Adolf Hitler in a memorandum to attack Czechoslovakia as fast as possible.
1938 - Resigned military post to protest German annexation of Sudetenland, and attempted to persuade fellow officers to oppose Adolf Hitler's war policies.
1939 - Engaged itself in the resistance against the national socialism and became together with Carl Friedrich Goerdeler.
1944 - Participated in Claus von Stauffenberg's plot to assassinate Hitler, as intended head of state to replace Hitler, but executed after failure of plot, died on the 21st of July.
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