Friday, April 13, 2018

Pencil sketch of a Nazi by DrK Prabhakar Rao


Werner von Gilsa (4 March 1889 in Berlin – 8 May 1945 in Leitmeritz) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. From 1 April 1941 to 4 April 1943, Gilsa was commander of the 216th Infantry Division. In the winter of 1941/42 the division was sent to the Eastern Front. Gilsa was promoted to General of Infantry on 1 July 1943. From 11 June 1943 to 23 November 1944 he was Commanding General of the LXXXIX Army Corps, which took part in the Battle of the Scheldt . His  last assignment was as military commandant of Dresden till end of the war.He committed suicide at the end of the war.

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