Reichenau, Walther von

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Name
Reichenau, Walther von Gender: M
Walter Gustav Karl August Ernst Von Reichenau
born on 8 October 1884 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Karlsruhe, Germany, 49n03, 8e24
Timezone LMT m8e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°20' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°09 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°32'



Walther von Reichenau (1941)
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Biography

German field marshal in the Wehrmacht of the Nazi Third Reich during World War II. A professional soldier and veteran of World War I and the Reichswehr, he was one of twelve officers promoted at the 1940 Field Marshal Ceremony, and the most junior. Although regarded by contemporaries and historians as one of Germany's most competent military officers, it was his early political affiliation with the Nazi political apparatus which was key to his rapid rise, something resented by many older and more senior officers in the Army. This resentment was a factor in his twice being denied promotion to head the Army, despite Hitler's support. An avid sportsman and athlete he was a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is widely cited for his support of genocidal policies on the Eastern front and for his Severity Order, which he issued while in command of the German 6th Army. He died on 17 January 1942, aged 57, in Poltava, Soviet Union.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Karlsruhe Archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Field marshal)