American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf Gerd von 1875-1953. German general who took part in the invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during World War II and was commander in chief of the western front (1942-1945).
- n. German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
“Some 39 Allied divisions were available for D-Day, pitted against 38 German infantry and nine armored ones; by September, Field Marshal von Rundstedt could scrape together just 21 infantry divisions, most of which had lost their vehicles and artillery.”
“Guderian, whom Hitler had brought back from unemployment along with von Rundstedt and von Kluge, now suggested to Hitler that the easiest way to solve the problem was to shift Schörner to North, replacing him with Friessner.”
“By a curious coincidence, on December 1, while von Rundstedt was arguing with Hitler about withdrawal, von Bock finally threw in the towel.”
“In late August he shifted resources to von Rundstedt to enable him to complete the conquest of Ukraine.”
“The commander of Army Group South thereupon lost his temper and told Hitler his order was insane, either take it back or he, von Rundstedt, would resign.”
“He ordered von Rundstedt to hold his ground at all costs.”
“At the end of August, von Leeb was in the same position with respect to Leningrad, as was von Rundstedt with respect to Kiev and the Crimea.”
“So von Rundstedt was, for once, ready to support Hitler, who, as we have seen, was by the last half of October leaning toward going into winter quarters.”
“Von Rundstedt, presiding over this series of successes, wanted to quit while he was ahead.”
“Von Kleist fought his way into the city, but his extended force was now vulnerable to the developing Soviet counterattack, and so von Rundstedt ordered a general retreat to his preferred position along the Kalmius River.”
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