Dietl, Major General Eduard, 1890-1944

Dietl was the German Commander of the 3rd Mountain Division which had orders to take Narvik and the northern area in the Norwegian Campaign. His troops were an elite group of ski troops, numbering 6000. In Operation Barbarossa he commanded Army Group North. He died in 1944 and as a mark of honor HITLER delivered the funeral address in a rare public speech towards the end of the war.

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