Print this page

Enlarged picture

Oberst [Colonel] Bruno Bräuer - may 1940

The German commander of the forces in the bridgeheads at Moerdijk and Tweede Tol, Oberst [Colonel] Bruno Bräuer [picture probably taken 11 or 12 May]. He was also the executive commanding officer of the 7th Airborne Division. Bräuer was found guilty to war crimes [crimes against humanity] after the war, committed when he served as the highest military authority on the Isle of Crete. He was executed.

In the picture the Moerdijk bridges are situated at the right hand, Dordrecht is to the left.

Category Gallery / Key figures (10 images)