Helmuth Stieff (6 June 1901 – 8 August 1944) was a German general and a member of the OKH (German Army General Staff) during World War II. He took part in attempts by the German resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler, on July 7 and on July 20, 1944. He was hung for his part in the July 20, 1944 plot against Hitler
Eastern Front: Air Field Marshal Baron Wolfram von Richthofen (right) and Colonel General Alexander Löhr in conversation at a forward airfield; undated. Richthofen survived the war but died in a US POW hospital in 1947. Löhr was sentenced to death by firing squad for giving the orders to bomb Belgrade, capital of Yugoslavia, without a declaration of war. He was shot on Feb 26, 1947.
Hans Speidel was a German general during WW2 & the first German senior NATO commander. He was a nationalist, professional soldier, & agreed with some aspects of Nazi policies,but was appalled by Germany's racial policies. He took part in the plot to kill Hitler in 1944 & barely escaped death at the hands of the Gestapo. After the war, he returned to the army & was appointed C-in-C of Allied ground forces, Central Europe in April 1957, a command he held until retirement in September 1963.
Hans Speidel (1897-1984) was a German World War II and postwar general. He was appalled by Nazi racial policies and was a key conspirator in the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was the only one of the inner circle not to die by execution or suicide. He was involved in the development and creation of the postwar Bundeswehr, and was named Commander-in-Chief of NATO ground forces in Central Europe in 1957, a command he held until his retirement in 1963. This image is dated 1972, but was taken in…
Rudolf von Ribbentrop is a former German Waffen-SS Captain who served in World War II. He is the son of the German diplomat and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. Ribbentrop distinguished himself in the Continuation War.