World War II was a dark period in the history of the world. This section covers topics about some of the many people and events that took place during the course of World War II.
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Jodl, Alfred Gustav (1892-1946), a German army officer. Jodl was chief of staff of the high command of the armed forces, 1938-45, rising to the rank of colonel general.

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