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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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.
The planned coup - known as the July plot - was led by Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben, General Ludwig Beck and other senior military figures.
With loyal adjutant Lieutenant Werner von Haeften (Jamie Parker) by his side, Claus works with high-ranking co-conspirators Major-General Henning von Tresckow (Kenneth Branagh), General Erich Fellgiebel (Eddie Izzard), General Friedrich Olbricht (Bill Nighy) and Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim (Christian Berkel) to install General Ludwig Beck (Terence Stamp) as the new head of state.
In light of more recent research on opposition activities, Eberhard Zeller's focus on conservative military conspirators may seem somewhat limited, but his original goal was to chronicle the activities of individuals such as General Ludwig Beck, Count Helmuth James von Moltke, Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, and Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg as a means of establishing an overall context for the 1944 coup attempt.
Ludwig Beck (1936); removed from the General Staff after the dismissal of Defense Minister Gen.
Bill Nighy makes such an edgy early appearance as General Freidrich Olbricht I'd like to have seen much more of him at the expense of Terence Stamp's Ludwig Beck and Eddie Izzard's General Erich Fellgiebel.
The planned coup was led by senior military leaders such as Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben and General Ludwig Beck. Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg had placed the bomb under the table next to Hitler.
Serious shoppers should head for Ludwig Beck, a mixture of high-end fashion boutique and Bavarian department store spread over seven floors.
The dissenters plot to seize control of the govern- menand install General Ludwig Beck (Terence Stamp) as head of state.
The dissenters plot to seize control of the government and install General Ludwig Beck (Stamp) as the new head of state.
With Lt Werner von Haeften (Parker) by his side, Claus works with Major-General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh), General Erich Fellgiebel (Izzard), General Friedrich Olbricht (Nighy) and Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim (Berkel) to install General Ludwig Beck (Stamp) as new head of state.