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Gen Günther Blumentritt

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Gen Günther Blumentritt

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 12 Oct 1967 (aged 75)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Grosshadern, Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Plot Grave site leveled in 2010.
Memorial ID 84658213 View Source
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Chief of Staff to Gerd von Rundstedt during World War Two.

Veteran in the First World War.

Blumentritt was instrumental in planning the 1939 German invasion of Poland and the 1940 invasion of France, he participated in Operation Barbarossa, and afterward bore a large part of the responsibility for planning the defense of the Atlantic Wall and Normandy.

After the war, Blumentritt gave an affidavit at the Nuremberg Trials, though he never testified in person, and then later helped in the rearmament of Germany during the Cold War and the development of the modern German army.

Portrayed by Curd Jürgens in The Longest Day (1962) and Hans von Borsody in A Bride too Far (1977).

Günther Blumentritt passed away in 1967.


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