Friedrich Freiherr von Broich

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General Friedrich Freiherr von Broich (1896-1974) served in the German Army as a junior officer in World War I. He remained in the Army after the war. He took part in World War II.

In 1942 he was sent to Tunisia as part of the Afrika Korps led by Marshal Erwin Rommel. In February 1943 he took command of the 10th Panzer division. His operations officer was Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who in 1944 tried to kill Adolf Hitler. Von Broich and von Stauffenberg inflicted severe defeats on the U.S. Army at Sidi Bou Zid and the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Von Broich was captured by the British on May 12, 1943. He spent the rest of the war as a POW. He died in 1974.Fritz Freiherr von Broich.htm