Friedrich Freiherr von Broich

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Friedrich Freiherr von Broich
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2005-0131, Trent Park Camp.jpg
Gen. Freiherr von Broich in captivity
(Seated, 1st from left)
Born (1896-01-01)1 January 1896
Straßburg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire now Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Died 24 September 1974(1974-09-24) (aged 78)
Aufkirchen near Starnberg, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 10th Panzer Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Freiherr von Broich[Notes 1] (1 January 1896 – 24 September 1974) was a German career military officer and panzer commander in World War II.

On 12 May 1943, Von Broich was captured by the British Army along with the remnants of the 10th Panzer Division in Tunisia. While detained at Trent Park, on 1 June 1943, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general, backdated to 1 May 1943. He was repatriated to Germany on 7 October 1947.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 62.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 246.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of Division von Broich
15 November 1942 – 5 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hasso von Manteuffel
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Wolfgang Fischer
Commander of 10. Panzer-Division
5 February 1943 – 12 May 1943
Succeeded by
none