Erwin von Witzleben (rectangular base)--single figure - 2 left!
Item Number: BER025
Erwin von Witzleben
Erwin von Witzleben was a German field marshal and Knights Cross recipient. Prior to WWII, Witzleben has been involved in two plots to remove Hitler, but both had fallen through and had not progressed to a meaningful stage. I think its fair to say Witzleben was not Hitler's biggest fan!
Once WWII commenced, Witzleben found favour with Hitler after some brilliant tactical maneuvering, which saw several French divisions surrender to his forces in the 1941 invasion of France. However, he was forcibly retired in 1942 for criticizing the invasion of Russi,a which he deemed a tactical error: the official reason, however, was given as ill health. By 1944, he was heavily involved with the July 20th plotters and had been slotted to take command of the entire German army had the coup succeeded. God really loves a trier and this guy was not going to give up! As we now know, the plot failed and Witzleben was arrested and found guilty, he was slowly hanged by the use of piano wire suspended from a meat hook. I suppose it could have been worse, he could have been hung by Sgt John Woods!
Witzleben standing there in his full German officer regalia.
Witzleben with rectangular base so he can fit in with you Berlin 38 collectors.
Limited to 100 in number.
Released in OCTOBER 2019.