Field Marshal Walter Model, most distinguished tactician of the defensive battle in the German WW2  army. He became a Hitler favorite in 1942. He committed suicide on April 24, 1945 in order to avoid capture and prosecution as war criminal.

Field Marshal Walter Model, most distinguished tactician of the defensive battle in the German army. He became a Hitler favorite in He committed suicide on April 1945 in order to avoid capture and prosecution as war criminal.

Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model (1891-1945) was considered the best German General of WW2. He was a fanatical Nazi and hated by his men. He was completely ruthless and spared no lives in his plans to stabilize the crumbling German armies and everywhere he was told to lead he worked miracles. The loss of the Remagen Bridge signed the death warrant for the German Army in the west and instead of facing war crimes charges, he drove into the woods and shot himself in the head.

Otto Moritz Walter Model was a German general and later field marshal dedicated…

Otto Moritz Walter Model. (24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism

Otto Moritz Walter Model. (24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism

Field Marshal Otto Moritz Walter Model

A look at German field marshals of World War II, and what it took to succeed in that role.

WEHRMACHT - 1) Generaloberst Walter Model, 1943 - 2) Generalleutenant Hasso von Manteuffel, 1944 - 3) General der Infanterie Erich von Meinstein, 1942

WEHRMACHT - 1) Generaloberst Walter Model, 1943 - 2) Generalleutenant Hasso von Manteuffel, 1944 - 3) General der Infanterie Erich von Meinstein, 1942

Field Marshal Walter Model inspecting a young soldier serving in an Sd.Kfz.251 AusfD in April 1944. On 31 January 1944 Model was named Commander-in-Chief of Army Group North. He was the first commander in the Panzer-Divisions to introduce the “Shield and Sword” policy which stated that retreats are tolerable, but only if they paved the way for a counterstroke later.

Field Marshal Walter Model inspecting a young soldier serving in an Ausf.D in April

Field Marshal Walter Model took command of the retreating German armies in France in mid-August 1944. “Did you see those eyes?” Hitler once ...

Summer 1944 - France: Field Marshal Walter Model took command of the retreating German armies in France in mid-August “Did you see those eyes?” Hitler once said of Model. “I wouldn’t want to serve under him.

✠ Walter Model (24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) Committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. RK 09.07.1941 Generalleutnant Kdr 3. Pz.Div 17.02.1942 [74. EL] General der Panzertruppe K.G. XXXXI. Pz.K. 02.04.1943 [28. Sw] Generaloberst OB 9. Armee 17.08.1944 [17. Br] Generalfeldmarschall OB HGr. Mitte

✠ Walter Model January 1891 – 21 April Committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.Div EL] General der Panzertruppe K.

World War II: Field Marshal Walter Model

World War II: Field Marshal Walter Model

Field Marshal Walter Model was a noted German commander during World War II and a veteran of World War I.

Walter Model - The Third Reich's Best Defensive Tactical Commander At A Glance - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/walter-model-the-third-reichs-best-defensive-tactical-commander-at-a-glance.html

The commander of the Army Group “Center”- Field Marshal W. Model (next to the driver). 9 October 1944 [By Bundesarchiv, Bild / Scheerer (e) / CC-BY-SA

Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model in an image of the month of May 1944 which shows the medals he earned Schwerter dated 2 April 1943 as Generaloberst and Oberbefehlshaber 9.Armee

Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model in an image of the month of May 1944 which shows the medals he earned Schwerter dated 2 April 1943 as Generaloberst and Oberbefehlshaber

Walter Model "The Lion of Defense "

Generaloberst Walter Model (center) in discussion with regimental commander Ernst-Georg Buchterkirch on the Eastern Front, July Model, Germany best defensive general officer, committed suicide shortly before the end of the war.

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