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Friedrich Paulus (1890 – 1957)


Officer in the German military from 1910 to 1943, attaining the rank of Generalfeldmarschall during World War II He is most known for commanding the Sixth Army's assault on Stalingrad during Operation Blue in 1942.
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Friedrich Paulus
He is at pains to avoid making enemies. He is slow, but very methodical. He displays marked tactical ability, though he is inclined to spend overmuch time on his appreciation.
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Surrender is forbidden. Sixth Army will hold their positions to the last man and the last round and by their heroic endurance will make an unforgettable contribution toward the establishment of a defensive front and the salvation of the Western world.
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The Sixth Army, true to their oath and conscious of the lofty importance of their mission, have held their position to the last man and the last round for Führer and Fatherland unto the end.




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Soldiers were and will remain soldiers. They fight, carrying out their duty, not thinking about the reasons, true to their military oath. And the beginning and the end of war is the business of politicians, to whom the situation at the front dictates these or other decisions.
Paulus Friedrich
I have no intention of shooting myself for that Bohemian corporal.
Friedrich Paulus quotes
A very clever man though perhaps not a very strong character.
Friedrich Paulus
You are talking to dead men here.
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Troops without ammunition or food. Effective command no longer possible. 18,000 wounded without any supplies or dressings or drugs. Further defence senseless. Collapse inevitable. Army requests immediate permission to surrender in order to save lives of remaining troops.
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Everything you say, Reichenau, is totally unmilitaristic.
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