Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model (1891-1945) was considered the best German General of WW2. He was a fanatical Nazi and hated by his men. He was completely ruthless and spared no lives in his plans to stabilize the crumbling German armies and everywhere he was told to lead he worked miracles. The loss of the Remagen Bridge signed the death warrant for the German Army in the west and instead of facing war crimes charges, he drove into the woods and shot himself in the head.
Happy mood after the successful escape across the Seine River from Normandy August 1944. L to R: SS-Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, Oberst I.G. Von Gersdorf just awarded the Knights Cross, General Field Marshall Walter Model, Lieutenant General Alfred Gause and General of Panzer troops Heinrich Eberbach.
Otto Moritz Walter Model. (24 January 1891 – 21 April 1945) was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism