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Philippe François Marie, comte de Hauteclocque, then Leclerc de Hauteclocque, by a 1945 decree that incorporated his French Resistance alias Jacques-Philippe Leclerc to his name, was a French general during World War II. He became Marshal of France posthumously, in 1952 and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc.After landing in Normandy on 1 August 1944, his 2nd Armored Division participated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 to 21 August), and went on to liberate Paris.

Philippe François Marie, comte de Hauteclocque, then Leclerc de Hauteclocque, by a 1945 decree that incorporated his French Resistance alias Jacques-Philippe Leclerc to his name, was a French general during World War II. He became Marshal of France posthumously, in 1952 and is known in France simply as le maréchal Leclerc.After landing in Normandy on 1 August 1944, his 2nd Armored Division participated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 to 21 August), and went on to liberate Paris.

Leclerc Main Battle Tank, France The Leclerc main battle tank is operational with the French Army and the Armed Forces of the UAE.

Leclerc Main Battle Tank, France The Leclerc main battle tank is operational with the French Army and the Armed Forces of the UAE.

German general Erwin Rommel agreed to commit suicide in return for assurances his family would be spared

WWII German general Erwin Rommel refused to comply with Hitler’s order to execute Jewish POWs. Being against the politics, Erwin Rommel was serving for Hitler until he was promoted to Panzer Unit Commander.