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All military operations in the western theatre were placed under the direction of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW; Armed Forces High Command); this body reported to Hitler separately from its rival, the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH; Army High Command), which ran the war on the eastern front.
dont know if true or not, but did seem intrsting and somewhat relvent smile.gif
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Originally posted by the_enigma:

</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />All military operations in the western theatre were placed under the direction of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW; Armed Forces High Command); this body reported to Hitler separately from its rival, the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH; Army High Command), which ran the war on the eastern front.

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"The goal wasn't to get an efficient

organization...

It was to make sure that

there was no rival powerbase

to the Führer"

Indeed. The whole nature of the

Nazi state derived from the incessant

jockeying for power and influence

among very disparate organisations

and private armies.

These rivalries did not serve the

German war effort, but rather impeded

it. What this accomplished was Hitler's

political survival and dominance, more

important than winning this or that battle.

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