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by leopard 2
Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:20 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Downgraded KC's to GC's??
Replies: 33
Views: 6161

well... The german cross in gold/silver was introduced specially to fill the decoration between Eisens Keuz 1st class and RK. So, I don't see why the recommandations shouldn't be converted...
I don't know, but what von Luck writes seems really logical.
by leopard 2
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

Raeder had recieved not only 20 years, but to life. He was freed after some 20 years however. Raeder was guilty for crimes against peace, warcrimes and crimes against humanity. Dönitz was guilty only of crimes against peace and warcrimes. That's the reason why he had only ten years. I heard that it ...
by leopard 2
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

I totally agree to that, your note about Canaris'impression about Keitel is very precious. What do you mean by "Keitel did not do for the Army , what Donitz and Raeder did for the navy"? What did Dönit and Raeder do for the Navy? I thought Dönith also had a couple of orders that ha was not to be pro...
by leopard 2
Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

:shock: maybe... maybe not. I'm not sure you have the same way to measure your IQ that it was done in Nüremberg in 1945... Then, you would be more intelligent than those guys. It cannot be contested that Schacht was a very intelligent person, He's done some economical theories that wear his name! Bu...
by leopard 2
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

You write: "I see myself as no armchair general" ... I'm not sure to understand that very well... Are you a general officer yourself? Keitel and Jodl did not have, any of them, some kind of command on the battlefield during the First World War. I think it's some big experience, that could be verx us...
by leopard 2
Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

Good morning What you're saying is very interesting. I agree with some things, and do not agree with any others... You're right when you say that their role was to oversee the german army globyly, as an institution. However, the main role, the main mission they had to do, was a political orientation...
by leopard 2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

I remember this story of IQ...
Goering was the higest score in Nüremberg... Schacht also had a big IQ, some 138 or something like that... and Seyss-Inquart came in third place...
The worst guys were Hess, Sauckel, Streicher and Kaltenbrunner as I can remember...
That should be verified...
by leopard 2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

Because they were choosen for that! for staying around, well... make presentations of the plans, of the battles etc... But to stay, and hhaving nothing to say to what the Führer said. Before Keitel, Gfm von Blomberg was minister of the war. This man, even he was a pro-nazi, and even he had a big con...
by leopard 2
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

well.. in fact, it's not very surprising about that! Keitel and Jodl took big responsabilities in signing illegal orders, dictated by Hitler, but signed by one or the ohter. Their influence on the operations on the war is very limitated, but their responsabilities are extended to political, racist m...
by leopard 2
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Keitel and Jodl, what were they good for
Replies: 52
Views: 8342

Hi gentlemen I would just correct something. It may have been a writing error, but Keitel an Jodl were not part of OKH, but of OKW. The Staff is some kind of great general staff... But Hitler took every decisions. I con't know well enough the personality of Hitler, but about all we can read about it...
by leopard 2
Thu May 27, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: the end of the Great Generalstaff in 1919
Replies: 11
Views: 5764

Another question: I thought the Truppenamt was created on october 1st, 1919...
In his "History of germen army", Benoist-Méchin says that it is created on july 19th, 1919...
So, when was the TA really created?
by leopard 2
Thu May 27, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: the end of the Great Generalstaff in 1919
Replies: 11
Views: 5764

hi everybody I think I've seen some things that may be mixed together for some exlain: on june 25th/26th 1919, Hindenburg retires, and he's followed on june 30th by Groener... Ebert designs the new "commander" of the army... commander has to be understood as first militaryman in Germany: Hans von Se...
by leopard 2
Fri May 21, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: The real best tank of World War 2 ....
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

It seems that, if the Maus had been put into action, he wouldn't have been able for any other tank to destroy it... But, he might have been a great target for heavy bombers at 10'000 feet, or for battleships in tha Atlantic, even if the Maus had been far from the coast! I'convinced that the Maus cou...
by leopard 2
Mon May 17, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: the end of the Great Generalstaff in 1919
Replies: 11
Views: 5764

Thank you for showing some interest in this post! Some addition to what PaulJ said: the 4th part of the german army was the Saxon (Saxe, I don't know how it's called in English) one. The four armies were dependants of their country (Land) but in wartime, they come under the Kaiser's autority. http:/...
by leopard 2
Mon May 17, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Reichswehr
Topic: the end of the Great Generalstaff in 1919
Replies: 11
Views: 5764

Right, the Great General Staff is disbanded as part of article 160 of the Treaty... And that comes into effectiveness on october 1st, 1919, when he becomes the Truppenamt. I was not sure if the Great General Staff was disbanded before (january 19th, 1919, as I've seen twice), but it do not appear to...