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Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther Von Brauchitsch
Birth: Oct. 4, 1881
Death: Oct. 18, 1948

German Field Marshal. In 1908, he was commissioned in the Prussian Guard. By World War I, Brauchitsch was appointed to the prestigious General Staff. In 1933 he was named Chief of the East Prussian Military District. Brauchitsch became commander of the Fourth Army Group in 1937. In February of 1938 he became Commander-in-Chief of the Army, replacing General Werner von Fritsch, who had been dismissed on false charges of homosexuality. Brauchitsch personally opposed Germany's annexations of Austria and Czechosolvakia, but he did not resist Hitler's plans for war. He was made a field marshal in 1940 and was key in planning Hitler's "blitzkrieg" against the West. The army's failure to take Moscow after the invasion of the Soviet Union in July of 1941 along with a serious heart attack caused Hitler to relieve Brauchitsch of his command on December 10, 1941. He spent the rest of the war in retirement. After the war, Brauchitsch was arrested and charged with war crimes, but he passed away before he could be prosecuted. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
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Friedhof Salzgitter-Hohenrode
Salzgittener Stadtkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther Von Brauchitsch
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Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther Von Brauchitsch
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Oct. 18, 2013

- Kat
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013
Rest in peace General.
- Randy
 Added: Oct. 18, 2011
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