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Who is the field marshal?

Who is the field marshal?

Field marshal is the highest attainable rank in the Indian Army. It is a ceremonial / war time rank. There have been two Indian field marshals to date: Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, the 1st Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army in 1986 (much after his retirement), and Sam Manekshaw in 1973.

What happened to Field Marshal von Rundstedt?

Though aware of the various plots to depose Hitler, Rundstedt neither supported nor reported them. After the war, he was charged with war crimes, but did not face trial due to his age and poor health. He was released in 1949, and died in 1953.

Who is the first Field Marshal?

Sam Manekshaw
Sam Manekshaw was the first field marshal of India, and was conferred the rank on 1 January 1973. The second was Kodandera M. Cariappa, who was conferred the rank on 15 January 1986. Field marshal is equivalent to an admiral of the fleet in the Indian Navy and a Marshal of the Indian Air Force in the Indian Air Force.

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What is a Field Marshal in the German army?

Field marshal (German: Generalfeldmarschall) was usually the highest military rank in various German armed forces. The vast majority of the people promoted to field marshal won major battles in wars of their time.

When was rundstedt captured?

May 1
Continuing to fight a defensive campaign in early 1945, von Rundstedt was removed from command on March 11 after again arguing that Germany should make peace rather than fight a war it could not win. On May 1, von Rundstedt was captured by troops from the US 36th Infantry Division.

Who were Hitler’s field marshals?

Nazi Germany (1933–45)

Name Date of promotion Branch
Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856–1941) 31 October 1940 German Army
Erwin Rommel (1891–1944) 22 June 1942 German Army
Georg von Küchler (1881–1968) 30 June 1942 German Army
Erich von Manstein (1887–1973) 1 July 1942 German Army

What was Rommel’s illness?

Three years later in Romania, he lost quite a bit of blood from a bullet to the arm, and he also continuously suffered from stomach ailments, fevers and exhaustion. More physical hardships came during World War II, from appendicitis to a face wound caused by a shell splinter.