Warlimont, Walter (Warlimont)( Maj. Germanic army, one of the closest and loyal officers of Hitler)
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Warlimont, Walter (Warlimont), Major-General Germanic army, one of the closest and loyal officers of Hitler. Born in 1895. In 1937, as colonel of one of the offices of the Military Ministry, Warlimont designed and prepared a plan of reorganization of the armed forces of Germany, which drew the attention of Hitler. This project, taken as a basis for a new structure of the army under unified command and staff, allowed Warlimont became Deputy Chief of Operations Division of the High Command Armed Forces of Germany (RCC), Alfred Jodl. December 6, 1940, Hitler ordered Jodl and Warlimont prepare a preliminary plan of attack on the USSR. Together they issued a directive 21, received the original code name "Fritz". A few days later, the plan became known as "Barbarossa".