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Wilhelm Keitel
Wilhelm Keitel

Nickname(s) “Lakeitel”
Born (1882-09-22)22 September 1882
Helmscherode, German Empire
Died 16 October 1946(1946-10-16) (aged 64)
Nuremberg, Allied-occupied Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Wehrmacht
Years of service 1901–1945
Rank Generalfeldmarschall
Commands held OKW
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross
Spouse(s) Lisa Fontaine (m. 1909) (1887-1959)
Relations Bodewin Keitel (brother)
Karl-Heinz Keitel (eldest son)

If this war is not fought with the greatest brutality against the bands both in the East and in the Balkans then in the foreseeable future the strength at our disposal will not be sufficient to be able to master this plague.
Wilhelm Keitel
If I had known it I would have told my son, I'd rather shoot you than let you join the SS. But I didn't know.
Wilhelm Keitel
Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.
Wilhelm Keitel
The troops are therefore empowered and are in duty bound in this war to use without mitigation even against women and children any means that will lead to success.
Wilhelm Keitel
This war no longer has anything to do with knightly conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention.
Wilhelm Keitel