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Walter Model

Data de nascimento: 24. Janeiro 1891
Data de falecimento: 21. Abril 1945

Otto Moritz Walter Model ; foi um general alemão durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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„Mein Führer, who commands The Ninth Army, you or I?“

—  Walter Model

To Adolf Hitler on 20 January 1942, Wolfsschanze. Quoted in "Generalfeldmarschall Model Biographie" - Page 115 - by Walter Göriltz - 2012

„The best Kamerad inside the pocket will be the Kamerad outside the pocket.“

—  Walter Model

Der beste K.I.K wird K.A.K
To Colonel Günther Reichhelm on 11 April 1945. Model requested that Reichhelm join him for dinner before his departure. In the staff guest book at the officers' mess, the field marshal carefully wrote. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 345 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006

„Has everything been done to justify our actions in the light of history? What can there be left for a commander in defeat? In antiquity they took poison.“

—  Walter Model

To his chief of staff General Carl Wagener on 17 April 145, before dissolving Army Group B. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 373 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006

„I sincerely believe that I have served a criminal. I led my soldiers in good conscience… but for a criminal government.“

—  Walter Model

To Colonel Theodor Pilling, Lieutenant Colonel Roger Michael, Major Winrich Behr in the evening of April 20, 1945. They tuned in the Wehrmacht receiver, and listened Joseph Goebbels's speech marking the Hitler's Birthday. Quoted in "Battle for the Ruhr" - Page 378 - by Derek S. Zumbro - 2006

„I fully subscribe to those words with my special thanks to all officers, noncommissioned officers and men for the attitude displayed during this fighting.“

—  Walter Model

After the Operation Market Garden, Field Marshal Model passed the appreciation from OB West on to his soldier, September 27, 1944. Quoted in "Rückzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944" - Page 278 - by Joachim Ludewig - 2012

„My Soldiers are My Children.“

—  Walter Model

Meine Soldaten sind Meine Kinder
To SS-Sturmbannführer Heinrich Springer, his aide. In the early morning hours of December 23, 1944. Quoted in "Stationen eines Lebens in Krieg und Frieden" - Page 127 - by Heinrich Springer - 1996

„He who leads troops has no right to think about himself.“

—  Walter Model

Quoted in "Hitler's Generals" - Page 323 - by Correlli Barnett - History - 2003

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