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Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt (Character)
from The Longest Day (1962)

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The Longest Day -- The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

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Biography:
Günther Blumentritt (February 10, 1892 October 12... See more »
Alternate Names:
General Blumentritt / General Gnther Blumentritt

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  1. A Bridge Too Far (1977) Played by Hans von Borsody (as General Gnther Blumentritt)
  2. Operation Walküre (1971) (TV) Played by Helmut Oeser (as General Blumentritt)

  3. The Longest Day (1962) Played by Curd Jürgens

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From The Longest Day (1962)
[Blumentritt has just gotten off the phone with General Max Pemsel on Allied airborne landings behind Normandy]
Major General Gunther Blumentritt: Pemsel is convinced this is the invasion.
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt: No no no, I do not agree with him. This is my conclusion.
[Von Rundstedt points to the main map]
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt: Normandy is the site of a diversion. A diversion, Blumentritt! That is not where the main landings will take place, that will come at Pas-de-Calais, where it was always expected!
[Von Rundstedt then realizes what he has just said]
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt: [to himself] Where we always expected it.
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt: [to Blumentritt] We can't take any chances. I want the reserve panzers moved forward.
Major General Gunther Blumentritt: But we need permission from the Fuhrer's headquarters.
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt: They won't dare refuse me! Call the Fuhrer's headquarters and insist. Insist, Blumentritt! Insist the panzers be released to me.
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