Remagen At the beginning of March 1945 Keitel on the phone announced that the command will have to "answer for the continued retreat of Hitler on the Western Front." I, as chief of staff at Rundstedt, had to immediately come to the Fuhrer. The meeting was held in the Chancellery on March 6 and lasted more than five hours. Main point of Hitler's view was that the infantry divisions, each on average consisted of 5,000 people, had to keep the front of fifteen kilometers for each despite the fact that all people would be on firing positions and, moreover, would form a reserve. However, it has caused particular anger Rundstedt report, which has already been mentioned concerning the true values ??of the West Wall. He called the report "a shameful fabrication." The enemy trembled before this "miracle of German engineering." In this German officer he went so far as to assert that the soldiers prefer to fight in the open field than under the protection of concrete.