Franz Halder: The Only German to be Decorated by Both Hitler and Kennedy

During the Third Riech, Hitler fortified his leadership atop bastions of war, invasion and politics. One of them though dared to traipse across party lines and contribute to both Nazi propoganda and the downfall of Hitler. Franz Halder played an instrumental piece in the working of the German Wehrmacht, but was also awarded accolades by the President of the United States. He served as chief of Hitler’s army general staff from 1938 to 1942. During this time, he oversaw the victorious takeovers of Poland, France, Denmark, Norway and the Balkans. However, he achieved all this despite harbouring dissent towards Hitler’s extreme position in the domestic and international arena.

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