Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model (1891-1945) was considered the best German General of WW2. He was a fanatical Nazi and hated by his men. He was completely ruthless and spared no lives in his plans to stabilize the crumbling German armies and everywhere he was told to lead he worked miracles. The loss of the Remagen Bridge signed the death warrant for the German Army in the west and instead of facing war crimes charges, he drove into the woods and shot himself in the head.
Otto Moritz Walter Model. (24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism
Generalleutnant Walter Model (3.Panzer commander-Division) in front of Slutsk the German invasion of Russia, July 1941. Panzertruppen (black jersey tank troops) were Oberleutnant Ernst-Georg Buchterkirch, Panzer commander who became Nobel Spitzenkompanie first Knight of 3.Panzer-Division! The model is being questioned about the results Buchterkirch attack had just done.
Wehrmacht Field Mashal Walter Model-aka "The Lion of defense"/ "Firefighter of the Eastern Front"- Eastern Front/Operation Barbarossa/Battle of Moscow/Battles of Rzhev/Battle of Kursk/ Battle of Narva/Operation Bagration/Western Front- Invasion of Normandy/Operation Market Garden/ Battle of Hurtgen Forest/ Battle of the Bulge/ Ruhr Pocket/- commands held
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The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was the longest battle on German ground during World War II, and is the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought. It was one of the most fierce and bloody battles of World War II. The battle was so costly that it has been described as an Allied "defeat of the first magnitude," with specific credit personally assigned to Nazi Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model's leadership. Walter Model wearing his Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Photo via…