Keitel, Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav
1882 - Born on September 22nd in Helmscherode, Brunswick, German Empire.
1909 - Married to Lisa Fontaine.
1944 - Keitel's belief in the fuehrer oath manifests itself above all on July 20th. He is among the officers present in the conference hut when Stauffenberg's time-bomb explodes.
- He is considered a perfect desk worker, Keitel finds himself chained to the immense bureaucratic duties incumbent upon him as Hitler's Chief of Staff at OKW.
1946 - Keitel is nevertheless found guilty of aiding Hitler to commit a war aggression, and of endorsing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- He was hanged and died on October 16th Nuremberg, Germany.
1961 - He was the subject of the book, Generalfeldmarschall Keitel: Offizier oder Verbrecher?.
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