Generalmajor

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<center>General-stabsarzt (dental medicine) </center>
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Germanic variant of major general, used in a number of Central and Northern European countries.

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Konteradmiral

Second lowest naval flag officer rank in the German Navy.

Shoulder board and mounting loop

It is equivalent to Generalmajor in the Heer and Luftwaffe or to Admiralstabsarzt and Generalstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Major general

Military rank used in many countries.

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Tümgeneral (Turkish Land Forces)
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Turkish Naval Force (Tümamiral)

Generalmajor (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway)

Brigadier general

Military rank used in many countries.

Australian Army Brigadier General Harold Edward "Pompey" Elliott
Charles de Gaulle during World War II in his uniform of Général de Brigade
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The concept of a brigadier general rank is relatively new, as prior to 1945 the lowest German general officer OF6-rank was Generalmajor, which was often considered equivalent to brigadier general in other armies.

Generalstabsarzt

Generalstabsarzt and Admiralstabsarzt are in German armed forces the rank designations of the second highest grad of the generals rank group.

Arabesque (until 1944)
Generalstabsarzt D.M. Grimm, here Major general of the Medical Corps, wood-engraving ca. 1885.
k.k. GenStArzt Felix Ritter von Kraus, 1864.
General&shy;stabsarzt (human medicine)
General&shy;stabsarzt (dental medicine)
General&shy;stabsarzt (hum. med.)
Admiral&shy;stabsarzt (hum. med.)
Admiral&shy;stabsarzt (hum. med. sleeve)
Mounting loop

Equivalent to that two-star ranks (NATO-Rangcode OF-7) are Generalmajor (en: Major general) of the German Army or German Air Force, and the Konteradmiral (en: Rear admiral) of the German Navy.

Dietrich von Choltitz

German general.

Von Choltitz in 1940 as Oberstleutnant
Ruins of the castle in Łąka Prudnicka
Von Choltitz in 1940
Von Choltitz in 1942
Dietrich von Choltitz signing the Nazi surrender after the liberation of Paris
Surrender of the German garrison in Paris, signed by General von Choltitz on August 25, received by General Leclerc and countersigned by Colonel Rol-Tanguy
Dietrich von Choltitz with Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque and Jacques Soustelle in the M3 Scout Car
Dietrich von Choltitz (standing far left) at Trent Park in London

Promoted to Generalmajor soon after, he was made acting commander of 260th Infantry division in 1942.

Erich Hoepner

German general during World War II.

Progress of Army Group North, June to December 1941
Hoepner with Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb in 1941
Hoepner (right) with commander of SS Polizei Division, Walter Krüger, in October 1941
Hoepner at the Volksgerichtshof
Erich-Hoepner-Straße in Düsseldorf, September 2017
Memorial plaque for Hoepner and Henning von Tresckow in the Bundeshaus, Berlin.

He was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor in 1936 and in 1938 was given command of the 1st Light Division (later 6th Panzer Division), an early armoured unit that was part of the nucleus of the expanding German Panzerwaffe.

Theodor Eicke

Senior SS functionary during the Nazi era.

Dachau entrance gate with the Arbeit Macht Frei ("Work sets you free") slogan commonly featured at Nazi concentration camps.
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Eicke and the SS Division Totenkopf in the Soviet Union in 1941.

Eicke was promoted on 30 January 1934 to SS-Brigadeführer (equivalent to Generalmajor in the German Army and a brigadier general, in the US Army), and began to extensively reorganize the Dachau camp from its original configuration under Wäckerle.

Schutzstaffel

Major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.

Nazi Party supporters and stormtroopers in Munich during the Beer Hall Putsch, 1923
Heinrich Himmler (with glasses, to the left of Adolf Hitler) was an early supporter of the Nazi Party.
The crypt at Wewelsburg was repurposed by Himmler as a place to memorialize dead SS members. Artwork commemorating the Holocaust hangs on the walls.
Reinhard Heydrich (right) was Himmler's protégé and a leading SS figure until his assassination in 1942.
Troop inspection in Berlin of Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 1938
Crematorium at Dachau concentration camp, May 1945 (photo taken after liberation)
Polish Jews arrested by the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and police, September 1939
Einsatzgruppe shoot civilians in Kórnik, Poland (1939)
Himmler inspecting Sturmgeschütz III of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in Metz, France, September 1940
Einsatzgruppen murder Jews in Ivanhorod, Ukraine, 1942
Jews from Carpathian Ruthenia arriving at Auschwitz concentration camp, 1944
Extermination through labor. At Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, inmates were forced to carry heavy granite blocks out of the quarry on the "Stairs of Death".
Indian Legion troops of the Waffen-SS guard the Atlantic Wall in Bordeaux, 21 March 1944
German infantry travel on foot in the Ardennes, December 1944
American POWs murdered by SS forces led by Joachim Peiper in the Malmedy massacre during the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944)
SS murders in Zboriv, 1941. A teenage boy is brought to view his dead family before being shot himself.
Hungarian Jews on the Judenrampe (Jewish ramp) after disembarking from the transport trains. Photo from the Auschwitz Album (May 1944)
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini greeting Bosniak SS volunteers before their departure to the Eastern Front, 1943
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Heinrich Himmler, August Eigruber, and other SS officials visit Mauthausen concentration camp, 1941
Remembrance day of the Latvian legionnaires, 16 March 2008
Ernst Kaltenbrunner after execution by hanging on 16 October 1946
Red Cross passport under the name of "Ricardo Klement" that Adolf Eichmann used to enter Argentina in 1950

Instead, the SS-Totenkopf was summoned from the army reserve to fight in support of Generalmajor Erwin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division as they advanced toward the English Channel.

Battle of Verdun

Fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916 on the Western Front in France.

Map of the battle
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{{centre|Part of the Verdun battlefield in 2005 showing the legacy of artillery bombardment}}
{{centre|Verdun Tableau de guerre, 1917 (Félix Vallotton, 1865–1925)}}

The right flank divisions of the 5th Army (Generalmajor Crown Prince Wilhelm) reached the La Morte Fille–Hill 285 ridge after continuous local attacks, rendering the railway unusable.

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Member of the Swedish royal family.

Bertil in 1964
Bertil arrives for an event at the Nordic Museum about 1950
Bertil's coat of arms

🇸🇪 1956: Major General in the Army