|Hauptfach Diedrich keeping an eye out for convoy destroyers.|
|Born|| 12 February 1904|
Dusseldorf, German Empire
|Died|| 29 April 1946 (aged 42)|
|Allegiance|| Weimar Republic|
Free French Forces
|Years of Service|| 1926-1940 (Germany)|
(Free French Forces)
|Commands Held||1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Heer Division|
|Battles/Wars|| Battle of France|
|Portrayed By||Seth Dickerson|
|“||You have been tried and convicted for crimes against the Third Reich!||”|
Hauptfach Fritz Diedrich was a German military officer in command of 1st Brigade of the 3rd Armored Heer Division in the town of Saint-Marie of Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
German Military ServiceEdit
Due to Saint-Marie being strategically located on the route from the Greater German Reich to occupied Paris and Normandy, Diedrich's convoys were constantly being attacked by Jean-Claude Marsalles and his convoy destroyers. Diedrich responded by mobilizing Panzer tanks to patrol the convoy routes. After another convoy was attacked, resulting the destruction of one of his tanks and the death of SS Gruppenfuhrer Maximilian Reisenweber along with another fourteen soldiers by three partisans, Diedrich was able to kill all three until attacked by Pierre LeMieux. Due to his failure to constantly maintain convoy security in Saint-Marie and even being racially insulted by his lack of superiority expected from Aryans, Diedirch was shot by his commanding officer and overseer of Saint-Marie, Colonel Wilhelm von Lieder.
Unknown to Colonel von Lieder, the bullet wound was nonfatal, and Diedrich made a rapid recovery. Disillusioned with the Nazi cause, Diedrich turned his back on his country and joined the Saint-Marie resistance forces, now led by Pierre LeMieux. While wary of Diedrich, LeMieux allowed him to join up due to his invaluable knowledge of the inner workings of the German command. While a great asset to the cause, his presence in the movement caused much internal strife, most notably from Marie Etiennes, whose brother was one of the partisans executed by Diedrich. This tension eventually came to a head in 1944, when Etiennes and Diedrich were attempting to break Lt. Jack Marshall out of Stalag 3; Etiennes gave in to her rage and attempted to kill Diedrich, abandoning the mission and accidentally alerting the Germans to their position. While Etiennes was killed in the ensuing firefight, Diedrich was able to free Marshall and LeMieux (who had infiltrated the camp earlier). The three then escaped from the prison camp and continued wreaking havoc on the Nazi forces until the Allied invasion of France. Diedrich died in Paris in 1946 from explosive diarrhea.