Halder was aware of a vague plan to overthrow Hitler in November 1939, but made it clear he wanted no part of it. Halder served as Chief of the Army Staff until 1942, when his clashes with Hitler over the war against the Soviet Union led to Halder's dismissal. While Halder had no part of the 20 July Plot, he was nonetheless arrested, and held until Germany surrendered the following year. He was transferred to the custody of the Allies, and held until 1947.
He worked as an historian in the 1950s, and played a role in the redevelopment of the German army.
Franz Halder in The War That Came EarlyEdit
When the Second World War broke out in October 1938, a conspiracy led in part by Franz Halder  sought to overthrow Adolf Hitler. The plot, however, was quickly detected by the German government, and the conspirators were either killed or arrested and transferred to Dachau. The German government took great care to insure that the plot was kept out of the press. Even as late as January 1939, the full details of the scheme, and Halder's personal fate, were unknown to many Germans.
| Military offices|
|Chief of the Army General Staff of the Wehrmacht|
September 1938 – September 1942
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