On 18 April 1940, 1st Company, Smoke Training and Experiment Battalion, provided a live-fire demonstration of the new smoke projector to General Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch
(commander in chief of the Germany army) and Colonel Hermann Ochsner (General of the Smoke Troops) at the Munster Training Area, Germany.
The last man to steer a Mercedes over the line as a winner was Manfred Von Brauchitsch
on August 8, 1937, a triumph that completed a hat-trick of victories for the Germans in the principality.
226) Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch (1881-1948), Commander in Chief of the Army (1938-41), attended troop exercises conducted by the Ninth Army (General Blaskowitz) and the Sixteenth Army in the fall of 1940.
Halder asked Brauchitsch to present the problem to Hitler.
Walter von Brauchitsch, who said, "the army must not be surpassed by anyone in the purity and conviction of its National Socialist Weltanschauung.
Donovan, with an eye towards the coming Cold War, encouraged Generals Manstein, Brauchitsch, Halder, Warlimont and Westphal to prepare a memorandum, "The German Army from 1920 to 1945," as a defence and counter to the Allies' intention of charging the general staff with war crimes.
Manfred von Brauchitsch
finished second and set a record fastest race-lap in the Yugoslavian (Belgrad) Grand Prix in this exact race car.
So large were the flaws in the original Case Yellow plan that its very submission to Adolf Hitler can be interpreted as a form of insubordination, insofar as Generals Walther von Brauchitsch
, commander in chief of the army, and his chief of staff, General Franz Halder, saw nothing but gathering catastrophe in an all-out assault on France before 1942.
Among the cars displayed will be the 1976 McLaren M23 driven by world champion James Hunt, the 1964 Ferrari 1512 and 1966 Ferrari 312 driven by Lorenzo Bandini, the 1937 Mercedes W125 driven by Manfred von Brauchitsch
and the and 1937 Auto Union driven by Hans Stuck.
At the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, a heated confrontation between General Halder and Field Marshal von Brauchitsch
on the one side and Hitler, feebly supported by his yes men Keitel and Jodl on the other, ended with Hitler hysterically screaming: 'I order that all advance panzer formations are brought back to the Kanallinie.