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  2. Erich Ludendorff - Wikipedia

    Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (9 April 1865 – 20 December 1937) was a German general, politician and military theorist. He achieved fame during World War I for his central role in the German victories at Liège and Tannenberg in 1914. Following his appointment as First Quartermaster-general ( German: Erster Generalquartiermeister) of the ...

  3. Erich Ludendorff - HISTORY

    Erich Ludendorff. General Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937) was a top German military commander in the latter stages of World War I. Educated in the cadet corps, Ludendorff was named chief of staff to ...

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  4. Erich Ludendorff | German general | Britannica

    Erich Ludendorff, (born April 9, 1865, Kruszewnia, near Poznań, Prussian Poland—died Dec. 20, 1937, Munich, Ger.), Prussian general who was mainly responsible for Germany’s military policy and strategy in the latter years of World War I. After the war he became a leader of reactionary political movements, for a while joining the Nazi Party and subsequently taking an independent ...

  5. Erich Ludendorff | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Erich Ludendorff was a German general who gained renown during the First World War, primarily for his efforts on the eastern front. He and future German President Paul von Hindenburg built a military empire in the east that lasted until the Germany’s defeat in 1918. Ludendorff was deeply antisemitic, an early supporter of Hitler, and a high ...

  6. Erich Ludendorff: Tactical Genius, Strategic Fool | HistoryNet

    Ludendorff was born on April 9, 1865, in the town of Kruszewnia, near Posen, Prussia. Like most of the border towns split between Polish and German ethnicity, Kruszewnia was a hotbed of Prusso-German nationalism. His parents were middle-class but strongly nationalist.

  7. Erich Ludendorff |

    Erich Ludendorff was born to be a soldier: Both his father and maternal grandfather had been officers in the Prussian cavalry. But Erich Ludendorff was not born to be a general. In Prussia (the dominant state in the cluster of Germanic states that would unify into the nation of Germany in 1871) generals came from the nobility.

  8. All you need to know about... Erich Ludendorff | Military ...

    Once called ‘the most powerful man in Germany’, Erich Ludendorff was a prominent general in the German Army of the First World War. He was also a writer, military theorist, and ultra right-wing politician. He went to cadet school at an early age, and later attended the prestigious War Academy. He quickly rose through the ranks of the German ...

  9. Erich Ludendorff Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life ...

    Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff was born on 9th April 1865, in Kruszewnia, Prussia (now in Poland). He was the third of six children of an impoverished landowner named August Wilhelm Ludendorff. He was a descendant of the Pomerian merchants. His mother Klara Jeanette Henriette von Tempelhoff was the daughter of a noble but impoverished family.

  10. Erich Ludendorff: Successful Tactician, Failed Strategist ...

    [xv] Erich Ludendorff, My War Memories 1914-1918, (Berlin, 1919), 430-435, 460-472. [xvi] Lupfer, 48. Ironically, Britain’s investment in developing tank technology wreaked havoc during their 1918 counter-offensives. The tank provided front line troops the necessary armor-mobility combination to decimate German rear areas and exploit ...

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