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.
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
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.
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.