FIELD MARSHAL GERD VON RUNDSTEDT

FIELD MARSHAL GERD VON RUNDSTEDT (1875-1953)

A member of the German Wehrmacht, he held some of the highest field commands in all phases of WWII. Although Rundstedt was in command of the German forces on the western front throughout the Battle of the Bulge, (also known as the Runstedt Offensive), he was opposed to that offensive from its inception, and essentially washed his hands of it. He was relieved of command for the last time in March 1945, after telling Keitel once again that Hitler should make peace with the Allies, rather than continue to fight a hopeless war.

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