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German General Albert Kesselring -One of Germany’s Best Generals
German General Albert Kesselring
One of Germany’s Best Generals
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151 pages; 4 chapters and 3 appendices
Luftwaffe German General Albert Kesselring was one of Germany’s greatest
generals, and his leadership excellence ranged throughout the Wehrmacht with
especial achievement as both a Luftwaffe and an Army (Heer) Field Marshal. Yet,
German General Albert Kesselring was a relatively overlooked German military
genius. He was certainly not showered with the exaggerated propaganda that
emphasized the few positive aspects of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox.
German General Albert Kesselring was an honest and sincere patriot of Germany
who served reliably and with high competence as a number of so-called “great”
generals like Herr Rommel fell under the influence of the small communist cabal of
German Army officers that sabotaged the German war effort from 1935 through 1945.
The small e-book,
German General Albert Kesselring, is barely an introduction to
the great man, the great
German General Albert Kesselring. However, this e-book
provides hard hitting evidence of a reality suppressed by the craven allied
governments since the 1930s, as well as a number of precise examples of
General Albert Kesselring’s
leadership élan.
Review Table of Contents
"Albert Kesselring, one of Germany’s best and most experienced General Staff and command officers of World War I
remained in the Army after the war. He was discharged in 1933 to become head of the Department of Administration at
the Reich Commissariat for Aviation, where he was involved in the re-establishment of the aviation industry and the laying
of the foundations for the Luftwaffe (German Air Force), serving as its Chief of Staff from 1936 to 1938. During World
War II he commanded air forces in the invasions of Poland and France, the Battle of Britain, and Operation Barbarossa.
As Commander-in-Chief South, General Kesselring was overall German commander in the Mediterranean theatre, which
included the operations in North Africa. The position in which Kesselring found himself in November 1943, was really not
new, but a continuation of his responsibilities since his appointment as Commander in Chief, South, in November 1941.
Once again Adolph Hitler proved that, unaffected by nefarious pressures, he recognized and promoted the best of his
generals. As Commander in Chief, South, Kesselring was given the responsibility to for Rommel’s sabotaged logistics in
North Africa. Later, in October 1942, he was made responsible for the defense of all German occupied Mediterranean
areas except those under the control of Rommel. Soon he became Rommel’s direct commander as Rommel began to
unravel in a series of bad decisions heavily influenced by German traitors on his staff. Because of his experience,
Kesselring was intimately familiar with the situation in Russia, France, Italy, North Africa’s real “Desert Fox, “ and had
extensive working relationships with his Italian counterparts. It was obvious, that such an assignment would be unusually
difficult but Field Marshal Kesselring once again surprised any who doubted him.
Kesselring conducted an uncompromising and successful defensive campaign against the Allied forces in Italy until he
was injured in an accident in October 1944. In the final campaign of the war, he commanded German forces on the
Western Front. He won the respect of his Allied opponents for his military accomplishments as a high level leader. After
the war, Kesselring was tried for trumped up war crimes and sentenced to death. A political and media campaign resulted
in his release in 1952, ostensibly on health grounds. He was one of only three Generalfeldmarschalls to publish his
memoirs, entitled Soldat bis zum letzten Tag (A Soldier to the Last Day)."
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