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phylo roadking wrote:actually - I though the the process was OKH gradually LOST everything EXCEPT the Eastern Front to the OKW!
Was it not on 22 june 1941,OKH beying responsible for Barbarossa (minus Finland )and OKW for the rest(occupation forces + North Africa ) ?Shadow wrote:Greetings Troops !!
Can someone please tell me when, officially or unofficially, the O.K.H. took over command of all military matters pertaining to the "Eastern Front", relegating the O.K.W. to command of the "lesser important" theatres of war ??
Could it have been around 19 December 1941, when Oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht Adolf Hitler replaced Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch as Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres ??
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Hm,The authority of the OKW is an old mythe (that never will die ),in fact the power of the OKW was very limited :it was the war ministry ,under an other name.Shadow wrote:Greetings "ljadw" !!
I honestly don't know !!
On the 22nd June 1941 the Östliche Frontseite Heersgruppen reported to the OBdH (Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch) through his Chef GenStdH (Generaloberst Franz Halder) who, in turn, were answerable (theoretically) to the Chef OKW (Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel) who, in turn, was answerable to the Oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht (Adolf Hitler).
So, as I understand it, on day of Operation Barbarossa the chain of command went something like this:
1. Armeeoberkommands reported to:
2. Heeresgruppen reported to:
3. O.K.H. reported to:
4. O.K.W. reported to:
5. Hitler !!
Or something like that -