Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hitler Examines Model of Heavy Fortifications and Bunkers

Hitler examines model of heavy fortifications and bunkers, September-October 1942. From left to right: Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel (Chef des Oberkommando der Wehrmacht), Adolf Hitler (Führer und oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht), Oberst Erich Kahsnitz (Führerreserve im Oberkommando des Heeres), and General der Pioniere Alfred Jacob (General der Pioniere und Festungen im Oberkommando des Heeres). Kahsnitz is taking down Hitler's comments. He would command the Füsilier-Regiment Großdeutschland in 20 October 1942 and Severely wounded near Byelgorod during the Battle of Kursk in 5 July 1943. He died of his wounds on 29 July 1943 in Breslau and was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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