LIST Wilhelm (List)( Field-Marshal Germanic army)
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Biography LIST Wilhelm (List)
List, Wilhelm (List), (1880-1971), Field-Marshal Germanic army. Born May 14, 1880 in Oberkirhberge, Wuerttemberg. In the army since 1898. In 1912 he graduated from the Military Academy.
Participant 1-st World War, then served in the Reichswehr. In 1935 was appointed to the post of commander of the 6 th Military District. In 1938, when Hitler made a reshuffle in top military circles in order to subdue the army, Liszt did not hesitate took him aside. With the occupation of the Sudetenland Sheet commanded Army Group. During the attack on Poland, he was commander of the 14 th Army. During the French campaign Sheet commanded the 12 th Army, which in 1941 was transferred to Yugoslavia and Greece. 19 July 1940 it among the twelve senior Wehrmacht officers were given the rank of Field Marshal. In 1941 Liszt was appointed commander of the occupying forces in the Balkans. 15 July 1942 he took command of Army Group "A", advancing to the Caucasus. In disagreements with Hitler on strategic planning Sept. 9, 1942 List was dismissed. In 1948 he was sentenced by a military tribunal at Nuremberg to life imprisonment for war crimes in Yugoslavia and Greece. In 1952 was released and lived in Germany. He died in 1971.