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Generaloberst Heinz Guderian. June 17th, 1888 - May 14th, 1954.

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Baustellenbesichtigung General-Oberst-Beck Kaserne

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Generaloberst Heinz Guderian- Krause

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HEINZ GUDERIAN GENERALOBERST 1944

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Regimentsabnahme Generaloberst 2018

Generaloberst, in English Colonel General, was, in Germany and Austria-Hungary—the German Reichswehr and Wehrmacht, the Austro-Hungarian Common Army, and the East German National People's Army, as well as the respective police services—the second highest general officer rank, ranking above full general but below general field marshal. It was equivalent to Generaladmiral in the Kriegsmarine until 1945, or to Flottenadmiral in the Volksmarine until 1990. The rank was the highest ordinary military rank and the highest military rank awarded in peacetime; the higher rank of general field marshal was only awarded in wartime by the head of state. In general, a Generaloberst had the same privileges as a general field marshal.
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