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What was his rank?
Some sources seem to suggest that Friedrich Olbricht's rank in the army was that of Colonel General, and not merely General of the Infantry (one rank lower). Was Olbricht's promotion to the rank of General of the Infantry in 1940 his last promotion, or did he get promoted later on (to the rank of Colonel general)? --L.Smithfield (talk) 16:22, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Moving here for storage as this content is incited since 2010 and the subject is not mentioned in the linked article on the affair:
- Olbricht was one of few German military officers who supported the democratic Weimar Republic. His mistrust of the Nazis became apparent early on, particularly after the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, when he stood together with Hans Oster, Erwin von Witzleben and Georg Thomas, who all distanced themselves from the growing National Socialist movement, worried as they were at the allure that the Nazis seemed to have for a lot of military men.
- In 1935, Olbricht was appointed chief of staff of the Fourth Army Corps stationed in Dresden. In 1938, he took over leadership of the 24th Infantry Division. That same year, he unsuccessfully advocated the rehabilitation of Werner von Fritsch, who had been disgraced as a result of an accusation of homosexuality (see Blomberg-Fritsch Affair).