Reichsmarschall

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Reichsmarschall
Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall.svg
Shoulder boards
Country Nazi Germany
RankSix-star (unofficial)
NATO rankOF-11
Non-NATO rankO-12
Formation12th century (historical)
19 July 1940
Abolished1945
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankGeneralfeldmarschall
Großadmiral
The original uniform of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring shown in the Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr in Berlin

Reichsmarschall, Marshal of the Reich (literal translation: Empire or Realm), was the highest rank in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.[1]

Official standards[change | change source]

Rank insignia[change | change source]

junior rank
Generalfeldmarschall
 Nazi Germany
(Ranks Wehrmacht)
Reichsmarschall
senior rank
Führer und Oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht

References[change | change source]

  1. Haskew 2011, p. 46.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Haskew, Michael (2011). The Wehrmacht. Amber Books. ISBN 978-1-907446-95-5.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • O'Donnell, James P (1979). The History of the Reich Chancellery Group. London, UK: J.M. Dent. OCLC 638799214.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)