Gerd von Rundstedt

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Gerd von Rundstedt (12 December 1875 – 24 February 1953) was a German officer who commanded Army Groups during the invasions Poland, France, and the Soviet Union. In 1942, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief in the West. He was dismissed after the German defeat in Normandy in July 1944, but was again recalled as Commander-in-Chief in the West in September, holding this post until his final dismissal in March 1945.

After the war, he was a defense witness at the Nuremberg trials. Possibly as punishment, he was later himself charged with alleged war crimes, but due to increasing public opposition, he was released.

Leftist Wikipedia dislikes Rundstedt for his Clean Wehrmacht views and for being released, among other attacks alleging supposed guilt by association with Erich von Manstein, a German officer with similar postwar circumstances.

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