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The Halder Diaries is a collection of diaries written by German Colonel General Franz Halder. His diaries from his time as Chief of the Army General Staff have been an important source for authors who have written about such subjects as Adolf Hitler, World War II and the NSDAP. General Franz Halder served as chief of the German general staff from to , supervising the planning of the Blitzkrieg campaigns and the invasion of. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the Army of Germany (), kept a personal war diary concerning conferences, staff.

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On 1 October German troops entered the Sudetenland.

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. War journal of Franz Halder, volume I.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. At the end ofHalder oversaw development of the invasion plans of Francethe Low Countriesand the Balkans.

Chiefs of the German General Staff of the Wehrmacht. This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Hitler’s popularity reached an all-time high.

Chamberlain’s appeasement at Munich meant the end of the plot, which shook Halder to the core and left him weeping according to Halder’s former adjutant, Burkhard Mueler-Hildebrand. Add or remove other collections to your search: During the s, Halder worked as a war historian advisor to the U. Halder was convinced the German Sixth Army was in the same position that Denikin was back then.


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Halder declared that he would support Brauchitsch if he were to try to curtail Hitler’s plans for further expansion of the war, but Brauchitsch declined the so-called Zossen Conspiracy. Although he was not involved in the 20 July plot, intense interrogations of the conspirators revealed that Halder had been involved in earlier conspiracies against Hitler. Generalstabschef Hitlers —Paderborn: During the summer ofHalder told Hitler that he was underestimating the number of Soviet military units.

This journal comprises seven volumes covering the dates 14 August to 24 Septemberthe date of Halder’s dismissal by Hitler.

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Franz Halder

In early AprilHalder had a secret meeting with Carl Friedrich Goerdelerwho asked him to consider a putsch while the Phoney War the lull in the war between the invasion of Poland and the invasion of France was still on, hoping that the British and French were still open to a negotiated peace.

Neither invasion plan was necessary once Mussolini persuaded Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain back to the bargaining table in Munich. Command and General Staff College Foundation. Select the collections to add or remove from your search.


This private war journal comprises seven volumes covering the dates 14 August to 24 Septemberthe date of Halder’s dismissal by Hitler. As Keitel recognized Halder’s superior military planning skills, Keitel met with Hitler and enticed him to appoint General Walther von Brauchitsch as commander-in-chief of the German Army. Commissars and GPU personnel are criminals and must be treated as such.

Franz Halder – Wikipedia

War Journal of Franz HalderVolume 8. Kept by Halder personally in shorthand it contains notes on conferences, memoranda, staff talks, lectures, Author halder, franz, 8. The final straw came diiary Halder learned of an intelligence report showing Stalin could muster as many as 1.

Portals Access related topics. The catastrophe Halder and the other generals feared was averted. Halder participated in the strategic planning for all operations in the first part of the war. Log in Favorites Help.

Master of Military Art and Science Theses. Burdick, Charles, Jacobsen, Hans-Adolf.