Generalleutnant Scherer

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zezio73
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Generalleutnant Scherer

Post by zezio73 » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:04 am

Hy guys,
I was wondering if someone can explain me how a former officer of ordnung polizei became an excellent division commander who won the famous Battle of Cholm after being surrounded for 55 days by soviets.
Thank you in advance
Zezio

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Post by cpa95 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:48 am

Hi,

The way through the Ordnungspolizei was caused by the German 100,000-men-army (a frequent military career).

Scherer was Hauptmann in World War I and had a General Staff education.

http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... heodor.htm

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Post by zezio73 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:56 am

Thank you for your help cpa95!

Sorry for the late reply but I was away for business :oops: !!!

Unfortunately I can't speak german :( , so I don't understand the Scherer's biography on the web site you sent me.

Do you know if and where I can find his biography in english?

Thank you in advance
Zezio

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Post by Helmut » Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:25 am

Servus,
Reading Scherer's biography, I get the impression that Schoerner relieved Scherer or something to that efect. Is this so, and if so why? I cannot believe that at that stage of the war schoerner, or any other commander could have stated that he had no use for a general and his staff.

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Helmut

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Thanks

Post by zezio73 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:12 am

Hi cpa95 and Helmut,

Thank you for your help :D

obliged Zezio

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