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Siegfried Westphal

German General and Knight's Cross recipient

1902   -   1982

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
occupation: non-fiction writer, military personnel
award received: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, German Cross in Gold, Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Siegfried Westphal (18 March 1902 – 2 July 1982) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He served as operations officer under Rommel and chief of staff under Kesselring and Rundstedt. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Westphal surrendered to the American troops in May 1945 and acted as a witness at the Nuremberg Trials. He was released in 1947. He wrote a book The German Army in the West which was published in 1952. He appears in a number of interview segments of The World at War.
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