I recall this little historical nugget: The BlombergFritsch Affair were two related scandals in early 1938 that resulted in the subjugation of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) to dictator Adolf Hitler. Hitler had been dissatisfied with these two highest-ranking military officials and regarded them as too hesitant towards the war preparations he demanded. Numerous other generals were moved about. Most important, Hitler took personal command of the armed forces through the new Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) using General Wilhelm Keitel as his subservient aide.
Interesting and something to watch for. Thanks.
That’s not a ‘little historical nugget’....that’s a blueprint...............
The book about it is titled, “The Night of the Long Knives”.