Franz Halder (30 June 1884 – 2 April 1972) was a German general and the chief of staff of the Army High Command (OKH) in Nazi Germany from 1938 until September 1942. During World War II, he directed the planning and implementation of Operation Barbarossa, the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union.
Franz Halder, German general who, in spite of his personal opposition to the policies of Adolf Hitler, served as chief of the army general staff (1938–42) during the period of Germany’s greatest military victories in the early years of World War II.
Franz Halder (* 30. Juni 1884 in Würzburg ; † 2. April 1972 in Aschau im Chiemgau ) war ein deutscher Heeresoffizier (seit 1940 Generaloberst ) und als Nachfolger von Ludwig Beck von September 1938 bis September 1942 Chef des Generalstabes des Heeres .
Franz Halder, described by military historians as one of "Hitler's Generals," was appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the German Army 1938-1942. Halder was born in 1884 to a Wurzburg family whose sons were members of the Bavarian officer corps for three centuries.
War journal of Franz Halder, volume I. Alternative Title: Private war journal of Generaloberst Franz Halder chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the German Army OKH 14 August 1939 to 24 September 1942. Volume 1. Author: Halder, Franz, 1884-1972: Abstract
(1884 - 1972) Franz Halder was born in Germany in 1884. He joined the German Army and during the First World War he was a member of the staff of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. In 1938, Halder replaced General Ludwig Beck as Chief of General Staff. Halder organized the offensive against Poland but warned Adolf Hitler against the Invasion of France.
"Franz Halder" published on by null. (1884–1972)German general. As Nazi chief-of-staff from 1938 he was responsible for the planning of the Blitzkrieg campaigns of World War II.
He was 87 years old. General Halder is regarded by some historians as the main architect of Nazi Germany's takeover of Poland, the Low Countries, France, the Balkans, Norway and Denmark and the ...
Alternative Title. Private war journal of Generaloberst Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the German Army (OKH), 14 August 1939 to 24 September 1942, volume IV. Author. Halder, Franz, 1884-1972. Abstract.
The war diary of General Franz Halder is one of the richest and most significant documents for the history of WWII. As the German Army Chief of Staff his position was one of extensive...