Victory In Europe: The Field Marshals

"It is one of the most shameful and despicable affairs," said Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt, "for an officer to be taken without fighting back or offering resistance." But, he explained, he was being treated for heart disease at Bad Tölz when he was captured.

The man who had engineered the breakthrough at Sedan in 1940, the sweep through the Ukraine in 1941, the Battle of the Bulge—and the loss of Normandy and the Rhine—told U.S. correspondents that Allied air power was the biggest factor in Germany's defeat. He said that Hitler had...

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