Stefan wrote:The following 18 Generals are listed as executed by German authorities in the currently available volumes of Deutschlands Admirale und Generale (Kriegsmarine complete, Luftwaffe complete, Heer A-L, Polizei and Waffen-SS A-G)
Hmmm ... that sounds like it could be a good source, but when I look through it I don't see a single example of what I was refering to:
von Bredow was murdered by the Nazis in the pre-war power struggles.
Beck, Hoepner, Hase, Fellgiebel, Herfurth, Lindemann, von Ziehlberg, Fromm, and Canaris were all implicated in the July Bomb plot
SS-Brigadeführer Ernst Georg Altner - I don't know what he was executed for, but it doesn't seem likely to have been withdrawing as he was (by my research) an Allgemein-SS police officer, not a military commander.
Likewise, Generalmajor Otto Goldbach - I'm not sure, but could this mean "Major General" Walter Goldbach, commander of the Berlin Fire Police, who was shot resisting arrest for alleged treason, in that he was trying to save his firemen from being wasted in a fruitless last ditch stand as infantry?
SS-Gruppenführer Otto Hermann Fegelein - Executed: at the Reichskanzlei, Berlin (shot by an SS squad for alleged desertion)
What I was refering to was a commander at the front who either withdraws in defiance of a standfast order or some such thing, or failed to achieve some objective, and in punishment was sentanced to death.
I still don't see any genuine example of such a thing. Anyone else?