Erwin von Witzleben

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Erwin von Witzleben [r]: (1881-1944) German Field Marshal who commanded the forces that broke through the Maginot Line in the Battle of France; member of the German Resistance from 1938; retired 1942 due to Gestapo reports he criticized the regime; designated head of the Armed Forces after the 20th of July coup; executed after a show trial in the Peoples' Court [e]

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