Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wilhelm Keitel Saluting on Reichs Veteran Day

Generaloberst Wilhelm Keitel (Chef der Wehrmacht) saluting in the Reichs Veteran Day (Heldengedenktag) that held in Kassel, 4 June 1939. Please note that he is wearing Goldenes Parteiabzeichen that he received in April 1939. On 3 April 1946, Keitel commented on his alleged membership in the NSDAP before the International Military Tribunal at Nürnberg: “Hitler presented this Golden Badge of the Party to me in April 1939, at the same time that the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, General von Brauchitsch, received it. The Führer said it was to be in commemoration of the march into Czechoslovakia. The Golden Badge had ‘16 and 17 March’ engraved on it.” The picture itself was made by Hitler personal photographer, Hugo Jaeger


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