By Christmas Day von Rundstedt
realized that the battle had been lost, but Hitler was not prepared to admit defeat or to cut his losses.
cited in POW Interviews, "Rundstedt
," 20 May 1945, Sheffield Edwards Papers, US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA; others cited in Hughes, Over Lord, 151.
cited in war diary of German Seventh Army, 18 June 1944, Spaatz Papers, Library of Congress, box 74.
Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt
, his son Hans Gerd, Generaloberst Gothard Heinrici and Oberst (Colonel) Kai von Beseler, among others.
Churchill and Eisenhower are here, as are Hitler, Rommel and von Rundstedt
Uebershar, Vogel, and Goda show that numerous officers (Erich von Manstein, Gerd von Rundstedt
, Gunther von Kluge, and Hans Guderian, to name a few) who later claimed that their sense of duty and honor had precluded their joining the anti-Hitler conspiracy accepted large, covert monetary gifts from the fuhrer.
When Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt
asked for two armor divisions as reinforcements against the Allied airborne assault, the request was delayed until it could be approved by the Fuhrer himself.
After this episode, Island Farm was upgraded to hold some of Hitler's most senior generals, including a number of SS officers and Field Marshal Gerd Von Rundstedt
, who was behind plans to assassinate the Fuhrer.
While Army Group B hammered through northern Belgium, Colonel General Gerd von Rundstedt
with Army Group A pushed three corps with seven Panzer divisions through the Ardennes.
I guarded Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
, who was kept at Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp in Bridgend.
But he was also skeptical when General Erich von Manstein (chief of staff to General Gerd von Rundstedt
, Army Group A commander) proposed redirecting the main axis of attack through the Ardennes.