Ludwig Beck


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Beck, Ludwig

 

Born June 29, 1880, in Biebrich; died July 20, 1944, in Berlin. Colonel general of the fascist German army. From a family of big industrialists.

Beck took part in World War I as General Staff officer, was chief of staff of the army, and subsequently served in the Reichswehr. From 1933 he was chief of the military department and, from 1935, chief of the General Staff of ground forces. He actively participated in the creation of the fascist German Wehrmacht but found himself in opposition to Hitler. In August 1938, he was discharged from his post. One of the leaders of the unsuccessful conspiracy against Hitler in 1944, he was arrested and committed suicide.

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The planned coup was led by senior military leaders such as Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben and General Ludwig Beck.
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With loyal Adj Lt Werner von Haeften (Parker) by his side, Claus works with high-ranking co-conspirators Maj Gen Henning von Tresckow (Branagh), Gen Erich Fellgiebel (Izzard), Gen Friedrich Olbricht (Nighy) and Col Mertz von Quirnheim (Berkel) to install Gen Ludwig Beck (Stamp) as the new head of state.
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Another vital link is found in General Ludwig Beck, an opponent of Hitler, who, in an article published in 1941, argued that the Germans should have respected Belgian neutrality in 1914.
According to the author, the replacement of Ludwig Beck as Chief of the General Staff in 1938 by Franz Halder marked the end of any serious challenge to Hitler's strategic judgments.