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He was turned into a front line fireman who put out the russian conflagrations until.....
on 15 November 2014
The usual story about the outstanding cereer of a professional career officer a true to his type Junker soldier of a Junker soldier family the archetypal bloue blooded Prussian aristocracy Warfare was their speciality their trade their calling their religion and Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz was a leading example of his ...Teutonic genre. It's not surprising that after The Second World War was over the school he attended was swiftly closed down for good. After all that was said and done it had produced a spectacular line a multiplicity of examples of a class of professional soldiers who had been highly visible in European Conflict History over the last 700 years.
He lead from the front and his men followed him and did what he told them to do and his opponents were invariably outclassed by his tactical skills and his ability to take advantage of the slightest miscalculation because of his rebellious outlook he was not trusted by the Nazi Leadership who valued his military expertise yet they feared his forthright independence of thought.
Hyazinth Greaf Strachwitz was never promoted to the level of his military competence his command was deliberately starved of the kind of military strength which would change the course of the war where he was involved. He was turned into a front line fireman who put out the russian conflagrations until the number of conflagrations he was faced with overwhelmed both him and his loyal men. He was not The Devils General he would most likely have been Hitlers Executioner if he had the chance, his loyalty was to his people and his Country and that to him was everything....