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Wot happen to german commanders after ww2

Discussion in 'Leaders of World War 2' started by cheeky_monkey, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. cheeky_monkey

    cheeky_monkey New Member

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    Following on from the rommel thread id be interested to know exactly wot happen to those german field commanders who didnt commit suicide after germanys capitulation?

    anybody know?
     
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    Manstein became the commander of the West German Army when it was reformed in the 50s. Quite a compliment from the Western Allies, considering what happened to most of the others.
     
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    As a matter of fact, one of the most famous German tank commanders, General der Panzertruppen Hasso von Manteuffel, became a member of West-German parliament in the 1950s.
     
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    Von Runstedt, IIRC, lived quietly in retirement.
     
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    http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/index.html

    here ya go ...

    its not really what it says... his son died in 1948 and he took it tragically. His health utterly failed and he was released in 1949 on health grounds.. he lived 4 years after his release in absolute poverty. All his lands and money had been seized by the allies and no one could help him.
     
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    very good site thanx!!
     
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    Hess was locked up in Spandau, nice place shi**y jail.
     
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    "Father" of the Waffen-SS Paul Hausser became the leader of an organization of Waffen-SS veterans,HIAG.
     

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