In the modern history of Europe,
experienced the first and second world wars, both of which provoked wars against Germany. At that time, many German soldiers took part in the two world wars, including German Nazi field marshal Gunter von Kruger in the Second World War. Now let’s learn about his life stories in the war years. German Marshal von spukds, 19.02.1940, German Marshal von spukds. Born in a Prussian military family in Poznan on October 30, 1882, Kruger’s father was an army lieutenant general with noble status, with loyalty to the king and the motherland as the highest goal. Under the influence of his father, Kruger was admitted to the Prussian military academy. During his study at school, Kruger was excellent. He was called “smart Hans” by his classmates. He also won an Oldenburg life-saving medal for sacrificing his life to save people.
in 1901, Kruger was promoted to second lieutenant and served as battalion adjutant of the 46th regiment of the Lower Saxony field artillery in wolfenbilter. In 1912, he graduated from the military academy and transferred to the general staff. In the first World War, Kruger, who was already a captain, went to war with the 21st army and won the royal order of hohensoren for his meritorious service. Later transferred to the 236th division of the infantry division chief staff officer, and from 1917 to 1918 in the two battle of the toto and Flanders battle. In October, he was seriously injured in Verdun. After the defeat of the war, Kruger was hired by the national defense force in 1919 and worked as a staff officer in the infantry command of the Third Military Region. He was promoted to major in 1921 and transferred to the Army Training Department of the Ministry of defense in 3 years. In 1926, he served as the battalion commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd artillery regiment in sagang, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1927, and was transferred to the chief of staff of the 1st Cavalry Division in Frankfurt the following year. In 1930, he served as the colonel of the 2nd Artillery Regiment and was appointed the commander of the 3rd artillery division of the 3rd Military Region two years later. In 1933, he was promoted to major general and appointed as signal soldier inspector. Promoted to lieutenant general in 1934, he successively served as the division commander of the 6th Division and the commander of the 6th army, and then served as the commander of the 6th Military Region in Munster. In June 1936, he was promoted to General of artillery, and in 1938, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the new 6th group army.
the war against Poland began. The 4th group army (integrated by the 6th group army) commanded by Kruger and the 3rd group army commanded by general traxelle belong to the northern group army commanded by general Fedor von bock. Took part in the war against Poland (see the battle of Poland). On September 1, 1939, the 4th group army launched an attack from the assembly sites of Eastern Pomerania. Kluge was tasked to lead the 4th group army to carry out an assault from Eastern Pomerania and seize the kurm region and the East Bank of the downstream visva river with the cooperation of the 3rd group army troops attacked by Eastern Jin Ruz. After that, it should continue to attack from the area east of the visva River to the southeast through the devonca river.
on September 1, the attack on Poland began. The fourth group army fought a series of battles with two tenacious Polish Army divisions and a cavalry brigade on the tuhora wilderness. After capturing 100 guns and 16000 prisoners, they arrived at the visva River in kurm region on September 4. On the same day, after the troops of the third group army attacked by East Prussia fought smoothly on the OSA River, they rushed to grujonz and asked for the northern fortress. The next day, the fortress was captured. As a result, the two German group armies joined forces and cut off the retreat of the Polish army in the “corridor”.
after that, the fourth group army crossed the visva river near kurm and began to advance rapidly towards the dervinca River, reaching the river on the wide front on September 7. The group army successfully completed its expected mission, and its right-wing forces entered the northwest region of torren. Then the group army continued to attack South and surrounded the modlin fortress in the northeast of Warsaw from the north and West. Warsaw fell on September 28 and Fort modrin surrendered on September 30, ending the German Blitz against Poland. Warsaw fell on September 27, and the Blitz against Poland ended. Kruger was promoted to first-class general because of his brilliant achievements.
the Western campaign began. Although Kruger opposed this operation, he still led the 4th group army to actively participate in the operation. Under the command of general Kluger, the fourth group army of group a army group under rondstedt first broke through the guard positions of Belgian cavalry and Afghan mountaineering hunting soldiers at the border, and then broke through the position of WuErTe river. On the morning of May 13, the vanguard units sent by its tank regiment far forward had reached the MAS river north of Dinan. The Belgian army was oppressed to the area between Namur and Liege on the other side of the MAS river.
on the same day, the tank divisions of the fourth group army met with the panicked French army, immediately launched an attack, seized the landing site on the other side of the MAS River, and successfully defeated the French army’s repeated counter attacks. The next day, the German tanks expanded about 15 kilometers forward on the left bank, and the fourth group army had firmly controlled the Maas river. Its rapid progress and breakthrough made the French army’s attempt to establish a defense line between the Maas River and the waz River to block the German army’s advance to both sides of shadang come to naught.
on May 16, the assault cluster with the tank division as the core organized by the French general met the German army in Le Kato and St. cantan, south of moberge, in an attempt to defeat the southern wing of the German assault group. After three days of fierce fighting between the French tank division and the tank division of the fourth group army of Kluge, the French tank division was finally defeated by the German army covered by bombers and was forced to retreat south through Laen. Guided by the fast-moving tank division, the fourth group army kept moving south of sanpur, cut off Mo jiuri from the south, and its left wing began to march in the direction of Arras.
on the afternoon of May 21, the British forces of the Allied forces carried out a strong counter attack on the German forces on both sides of arras, which once put the fourth group army of the German army into a very difficult position. Kluck ordered concentrated artillery fire to bombard the British army. In order to strengthen the firepower, he flexibly instructed to use the flat firing of anti-aircraft guns to eliminate ground targets, and finally stopped the British counterattack. The two armies fought fiercely in the ARAS region. On the 25th, the fourth group army broke into and separated the British army from the Belgian army, causing Belgium to vote on the 28th