A Flawed Genius: Field Marshal Walter Model, A Critical Biography -- Hardcover pages), kindle -- Model was one of the most brutal of German Generals, and the higher he rose in rank, the more offensive his behavior became.
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
Walter Model (centre) German general and later field marshal as Commander of the 3rd Panzer Division on the Eastern front, July 1941
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.
Walter Model in a meeting with XXXXVII.Panzerkorps in the summer of 1943 (Kursk offensive). From left to right: General der Panzertruppe Joachim Lemelsen (Commandant-General XXXXVII.Panzerkorps), Generaloberst Walter Model (Oberbefehlshaber 9.Armee), Generalleutnant Walther Scheller (commanders 9.Panzer-Division), and Oberstleutnant iG Wilhelm von Rucker (He 9.Panzer-Division)