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Siegfried Westphal

Siegfried Westphal, the son of a soldier, was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1902. He joined the German Army and during the Desert War served as operations officers under General Erwin Rommel.

In 1943 Westphal became one of Germany's youngest generals when he was was appointed to serve as chief of staff under General Albrecht Kesselring in Italy. The following year he succeeded General Heinrich von Brauchitsch as chief of staff to General Gerd von Rundstedt.

After the war Westphal wrote The German Army in the West (1952).




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