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Walther von Brauchitsch

SurnameBrauchitsch
Given NameWalther
Born4 Oct 1881
Died18 Oct 1948
CountryGermany
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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Walther von Brauchitsch Timeline

4 Oct 1881 Walther von Brauchitsch was born in Berlin, Germany.
22 Mar 1900 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Leutnant.
18 Oct 1909 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant.
18 Dec 1913 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann.
15 Jul 1918 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Major.
1 Apr 1925 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant.
1 Apr 1928 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Oberst.
1 Oct 1931 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor.
1 Oct 1933 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Generalleutnant.
20 Apr 1936 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of General der Artillerie.
4 Feb 1938 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Generaloberst.
24 Sep 1938 German Army chief Walther von Brauchitsch married Charlotte Rueffer.
19 Jul 1940 Walther von Brauchitsch was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall at the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, Germany.
14 Aug 1940 Adolf Hitler heard from Walther von Brauchitsch, who insisted that the German Army would like to attack Britain on a wide front with four or more main landing sites.
9 Sep 1940 Walther von Brauchitsch issued a plan for the future military occupation of Britain which, among other things, called for the rounding up of males between the age of 17 and 35 to be sent to continental Europe as forced laborers and the systematic looting of British goods; this type of harsh treatment was not even implemented in German-occupied Poland at this time.
13 Jun 1941 Walther von Brauchitsch returned to Berlin, Germany from an inspection of invasion forces in Poland.
10 Nov 1941 Walther von Brauchitsch suffered a heart attack.
7 Dec 1941 After suffering a heart attack, Feldmarschall von Brauchitsch tendered his resignation.
17 Dec 1941 Walther von Brauchitsch again requested permission for him to resign due to health reasons.
18 Oct 1948 Walther von Brauchitsch passed away in Hamburg, Germany.

Photographs

Luftwaffe Day parade in front of Reich Air Ministry building on Wilhelmstraße, Berlin, Germany, 1 Mar 1938; note Göring, Christiansen, Lutze, Rust, Brauchitsch, Milch, and Raeder in attendanceErhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs during a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 Sep 1938
See all 8 photographs of Walther von Brauchitsch



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Luftwaffe Day parade in front of Reich Air Ministry building on Wilhelmstraße, Berlin, Germany, 1 Mar 1938; note Göring, Christiansen, Lutze, Rust, Brauchitsch, Milch, and Raeder in attendanceErhard Milch, Wilhelm Keitel, Walther von Brauchitsch, Erich Raeder, and Maximilian von Weichs during a Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany, 12 Sep 1938
See all 8 photographs of Walther von Brauchitsch


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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

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