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The one man in Germany who consistently dared to oppose Adolf Hitler was Colonel General Werner von Fritsch, onetime Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Son of a Kaiserlich Junker General and a devout Protestant mother, he grew up in the aristocratic Army tradition and had only one thing in common .with the corporal who became Germany's Führer;: both loved the Fatherland.

In 1936, when Hitler was about to order German troops into the Rhineland, Fritsch led a clique of officers who opposed the move, and Hitler's reputed pledge to commit suicide if the bluff failed was said to...

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