The Halder Diaries is a collection of diaries written by German Colonel General Franz Halder. His diaries from his time as Chief of the Army General Staff have been an important source for authors who have written about such subjects as Adolf Hitler, World War II and the NSDAP. General Franz Halder served as chief of the German general staff from to , supervising the planning of the Blitzkrieg campaigns and the invasion of. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the Supreme Command of the Army of Germany (), kept a personal war diary concerning conferences, staff.

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I and report to General Walther von Reichenau. Halder participated in the strategic planning for all operations in the first part of viary war. Author halder, franz, 8.

Media from Commons Quotations from Wikiquote. Halder noted in his diary his doubts “about the measures intended by Himmler”.

A plot was put in place, ready to go at Halder’s command, which would be given if Hitler gave the order to proceed with the planned invasion. As Keitel recognized Halder’s superior military planning skills, Keitel met with Hitler and enticed him to appoint General Walther von Brauchitsch as commander-in-chief of the German Army.

Franz Halder

Add or remove other collections to your search: The catastrophe Halder and the other generals feared was averted. The plot included a plan to kill Frwnz and say “he died trying to escape” they all agreed he would be too dangerous to keep alive.

This private war journal comprises seven volumes covering the dates 14 August to 24 Septemberthe date of Halder’s dismissal by Hitler. War journal of Franz Halder, volume V. General Erich von Manstein ‘s bold plan for invading France through the Ardennes Forest proved successful, and ultimately led to the Fall of France.


Scathing evaluation of Bolshevism, equals antisocial criminality. Generalstabschef Hitlers —Paderborn: During the invasion of the Soviet Union Halder insisted on focusing on Moscow, despite Hitler’s objections. Skip to main content. During NovemberHalder conspired with General Brauchitsch. During the s the German military staff thought that Poland might attack the detached German province of East Prussia and developed plans to defend East Prussia.

Franz Halder – Wikipedia

This led to future criticism by historians that Halder knew about the killings of Jews much earlier than he later acknowledged during postwar interviews, and that he failed to object to such killings. At one point, Halder thought the situation to be so desperate that he considered shooting Hitler himself.

Like General Field Marshal von Manstein, an officer “bound to duty and oath. Halder was not happy about this, but chose to stay on as the best way of ensuring that Germany won the war. Flirt as he did, in September, with those opposed to Hitler, he toed the party line when extreme pressure was exerted for the return of the Sudetenland and its German nationals by the Czechs to Germany.


Neither invasion plan was necessary once Mussolini persuaded Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain back to the bargaining table in Munich. Inside the Third Reich. Leach”Halder: In March Halder was hadler to major and by he served as the Director of Operations Oberquartiermeister of Operations: Center for Army Lessons Learned Repository. If we do not accept this, we shall beat the enemy, but in thirty years we shall again confront the Communist foe.

Retrieved from ” https: For other insights regarding Halder’s capabilities, see: Military History, – The historians Ronald Smelser and Edward J. Select the collections to add or remove from your search.


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During the s, Halder worked as a war historian advisor to the U. Kept by Halder personally in shorthand it contains notes on conferences, memoranda, staff talks, lectures, Recognized as a fine staff officer xiary planner, in August Halder was promoted to Generalleutnant. Cover of Time Magazine 29 June The Halder War Diary — War Journal of Franz HalderVolume 8.

This journal comprises seven volumes covering the dates 14 August to 24 Septemberthe date of Halder’s dismissal by Hitler. Instead, Hitler directed that Reichenau should make the main thrust into Prague. Davies in The Myth of the Eastern Front Cambridge University Press, argue that, afterHalder played a key role in creating a false and mythic view of the Nazi-Soviet war in which the Wehrmacht was largely blameless for both Germany’s military defeat and its war crimes.

Rather, he welcomed it, writing that: Engineer Branch Historical Digital Repository. School of Advanced Military Studies Monographs. In early AprilHalder had a secret meeting with Carl Friedrich Goerdelerwho asked him to consider a putsch while the Phoney War the lull in the war between the invasion of Poland and the invasion of France was still on, hoping that the British and French were still open to a negotiated peace.

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