Erich von Falkenhayn. General Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn (11 September 1861 – 8 April 1922) was the second Chief of the German General Staff of the First World War from September 1914 until 29 August 1916. Falkenhayn was removed on 29 August 1916 after the failure of his offensive strategy in the west at the Battle of Verdun ...
Born: Erich von Falkenhayn, in full Erich Georg Anton Sebastian von Falkenhayn, (born November 11, 1861, near Graudenz, West Prussia—died April 8, 1922, near Potsdam, Germany), Prussian minister of war and chief of the imperial German General Staff early in World War I.
According to his memoirs written after the war, the Chief of the German General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, believed that although victory might no longer be achieved by a decisive battle, the French army could still be defeated if it suffered a sufficient number of casualties.
General Erich von Falkenhayn was dismissed and sent to command the Central Powers forces in Romania, which enabled Hindenburg's subsequent ascension to power. Due to having to fight against all of the Central Powers on the longest front in Europe (1,600 km) and with little foreign help (only 50,000 Russians aided 650,000 Romanians in 1916), [85 ...
Erich von Falkenhayn August von Mackensen Johannes von Eben Archduke Karl A. A. von Straußenburg Franz Rohr von Denta Stefan Toshev Mustafa Hilmi Pasha: Ferdinand I Constantin Prezan Alexandru Averescu Eremia Grigorescu Ioan Culcer Mihail Aslan Vladimir Sakharov Dmitry Shcherbachev Andrei Zayonchkovski Milenko Milićević Henri Berthelot ...
Falkenhayn was sent to the Transylvanian Front on 29 August 1916 to command Ninth Army. He defeated the Roumanian army at the Battle of the Red Tower Pass on 30 September 1916, advancing towards Bucharest. Linking up with Mackensen's army in mid-November, Falkenhayn's troops entered Bucharest on 6 December, thereby defeating Roumania.
John Maurer has explored the place of deterrence and deterrence failure in the international system. And, in Holger Afflerbach's study of Erich von Falkenhayn, we have seen a major re-evaluation of the part played in promoting conflict by one of the key military figures of this period.
On 10 October, Lieutenant-General Erich von Falkenhayn, the Chief of Staff of the Oberste Heeresleitung (OHL, supreme army command), ordered an attack towards Dunkirk and Calais, followed by a turn south behind the Allied armies, to gain a decisive victory.
Erich von Falkenhayn: Succeeded by: Wilhelm Groener: Personal details; Born 2 October 1847 Posen, Kingdom of Prussia (now Poznań, Poland) Died: 2 August 1934 (aged 86) Neudeck, East Prussia, Nazi Germany (now Ogrodzieniec, Poland) Resting place: St. Elizabeth's Church, Marburg: Political party: Independent: Spouse
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