Frases de Gerd von Rundstedt

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Gerd von Rundstedt

Fecha de nacimiento: 12. Diciembre 1875
Fecha de muerte: 24. Febrero 1953

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Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt fue un militar alemán que alcanzó el rango de Mariscal de Campo , conocido por ser uno de los mejores generales de la Wehrmacht durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y por tener un punto de vista apolítico a lo largo de toda su carrera.

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Frases Gerd von Rundstedt

„We should have known better after the first war.“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
Quoted in "Crossroads of Modern Warfare" - by Drew Middleton - History - 1983

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„It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
November 30, 1941. Rundstedt sent this wire message that resulted in him being dismissed from office. Quoted in "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany" - Page 861 - by William Lawrence Shirer - Germany - 1990

„Make peace, you fools!“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
Message given to a staff officer after calling Hitler's headquarters. Quoted in "SS Steel Rain: Waffen-SS Panzer" - by Tim Ripley - History - 2002

„It is a pity that this faithful youth is sacrificed in a hopeless situation.“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
Quoted in "The Second World War: A Complete History" - Page 585 - by Sir Martin Gilbert - History - 2004

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„The vast-ness of Russia devours us.“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
In the summer of 1942. Quoted in "Inside Hitler's Germany: Life Under the Third Reich" - Page 127 - by Matthew Hughes, Chris Mann - History - 2002

„Nothing would have been changed for the German people, but my name would have gone down in history as that of the greatest traitor.“

—  Gerd von Rundstedt
Quoted in "Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal - Page 87 - Nuremberg, Germany - 1947

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