History Quiz / Generals of World War II - Germany

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Can you name the main German commanders of World War II?

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'The Desert Fox'Committed suicide to save his family
Chief of the OKWField Marshal, hung at Nuremburg
Virtually invented 'blitzkrieg' tacticsHad a personal feud with Hitler
Master of the mobile warfareMade the tactical plan to defeat France
Defeated at Stalingrad, capturedDenounced the Nazi Party eventually
Performed horribly in his positionsLiked by Hitler, ace of World War I
Original leader of KriegsmarineResigned in 1943, died in 1960
Important in Poland, France and RussiaRelieved by Hitler, killed by British fighter
Successful in France, Russia and PolandInvolved in July 20 Plot, killed himself
Instrumental in the East and West frontsDecorated World War I Veteran
Commander of Army Group NorthLed the 1000 day Siege of Leningrad
Former World War I commanderTank commander, used blitzkrieg tactics
Chief of Staff of the OKWExecuted like his counterpart
Popular Luftwaffe and army leaderDefended Italy, known as a 'fair-fighter'
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Feared Nazi leader, Chief of the SSVery responsible for the Holocaust
Expert in defense warfare.The 'Fuhrer's fireman'. Killed himself
Final leader of the KriegsmarineBriefly led Germany, 10 years in allied prison
Airborne general, commanded Battle of Crete.Led the operation to rescue Mussolini
Supreme Commander of Armed ForcesThe big man, the most powerful
Relieved von Leeb from the Leningrad siegeWithdrew and saved Army Group North
Wehrmacht commander, killed in 1939Died in Poland, second German general to be killed
Prominent in the Battle of the Bulge.Very close to Hitler, Waffen-SS General
Waffen SS elite commanderHeld back the Soviets for a time in Berlin
Original chief of the German ArmyFailed at Moscow, suffered a heart attack
Luftwaffe field marshal, very successfulCousin of the famous 'Red Baron' ace
Field Marshal and pilot, involved in many theatersTook the place of Goring in final days
Field Marshal, famous for Eastern FrontOrdered the killing of Jews on Eastern Front
Hitler's favorite general, known for brutalityConvicted of war crimes, died in 1973

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