Gerd Von Rundstedt’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 12, 1875

Death Date

Feb 24, 1953

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

Profession

War Hero

The war hero Gerd Von died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Field Marshal in the Imperial German Army who took part in both the Nazi invasion of France and the Russian campaign. His German troops were defeated during the Battle of Normandy.

He married Luise “Bila” von Goetz in 1902; they welcomed their one child, Hans Gerd von Rundstedt, the following year.

Quotes

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“If was, increased by a lack of railways in Russia – for bringing up supplies to our advancing troops.” (Gerd von Rundstedt)

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“It is madness to attempt to hold. In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed. I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.” (Gerd von Rundstedt)

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“The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements.” (Gerd von Rundstedt)

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“The responsibility of commanding the invasion fell to me, and the task was assigned to my Army Group.” (Gerd von Rundstedt)