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Fedor von Bock

Bock, Fedor von (fāˈdôr fən bôk) [key], 1880–1945, German field marshal. During World War II he led German armies in Poland, the Low Countries, France, and Russia. In 1941 he failed to take Moscow and was relieved of his command. In 1942 he commanded the army against Stalingrad (now Volgograd) but was removed by Adolf Hitler when he did not capture that city. Bock's bullet-ridden body was found by Allied soldiers near Hamburg in May, 1945.

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