The Generals of WWII


About the project

This project attempts to create a biographical database, which covers the army generals of all participating countries of the Second World War. At the moment the database contains 24480 short biographical sketches of the army generals of World War 2.

However, taking into account the scope of the project, the information on each general will vary in detail. Some generals have only been identified and listed with their last names, while others are listed with full names and sketches of their military careers. I am engaged in the quest for further biographical information on the generals and as a result there will be continual updates.

To find information on a specific general use the Search function or just click on The Generals and then choose the country of origin.

I hope that you will find this a useful reference tool.

General of the day

Portrait of General Izaak Herman Reynders

Reynders, Izaak Herman


* 27th of March 1879

† 31st of December 1966

Flag for The Netherlands


1928-08-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1931-11-01 Colonel
1933-11-01 Major-General
1935-11-01 Lieutenant-General
1939-08-30 General


1928-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 1st Division
1932-11-01 1934-05-01 Inspector of Infantry
1934-05-01 1939-08-28 Chief of the General Staff
1939-08-28 1940-02-06 Commander in Chief Armed Forces
1940-02-06 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Hans Houterman &


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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.