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.
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.
Erich von Falkenhayn (1861-1922) was a Prussian General of the Infantry, Prussian Minister of War (1913-1915) and Chief of Staff (1914-1916). Falkenhayn came from a West-Prussian Junker family, where the military played a dominant role; one of his brothers, Eugen von Falkenhayn (1853-1934), was also a general.
Erich von Falkenhayn is most associated with the Battle of Verdun in 1916 – one of World War One’s bloodiest battles. Falkenhayn was criticised for his tactics at Verdun and after the war he tried to justify the tactics that he used – that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of German soldiers. Falkenhayn was born in 1861 in West Prussia.
Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn (* 11. September 1861 in Burg Belchau; † 8. April 1922 in Schloss Lindstedt bei Potsdam) war ein preußischer General der Infanterie, osmanischer Marschall und im Ersten Weltkrieg preußischer Kriegsminister sowie Chef des Großen Generalstabs . Erich von Falkenhayn (1913) Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben
Erich von Falkenhayn (11 September 1861 – 8 April 1922) was a German soldier and Chief of the General Staff during the first two years of World War I. He became a military writer after World War I. Contents 1 Early life 2 Chief of Staff 3 Later career 4 Assessment 5 Decorations and awards 6 See also 7 External links 8 References Early life
Erich von Falkenhayn was strongly criticised for his tactics at the Battle of Verdun. Once the war was over, he defended what he had done by writing an article to explain his decisions. Verdun was one of the most costly battles in World War One in terms of lives lost, with many historians arguing that it ‘bled the French Army to death’.
It was originally planned by the German Chief of General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front. The aim was to crush the French army before the Allies grew in strength through the full deployment of British forces.
Erich von Falkenhayn ( Graudenz, Reino de Prusia, 11 de septiembre de 1861 - Potsdam, 8 de abril de 1922) fue un general alemán. Ocupó los cargos de ministro de la Guerra de Prusia y jefe del Estado Mayor del Ejército germano durante los dos primeros años de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Dimitió de su puesto a finales del verano de 1916 tras ...
German General Erich von Falkenhayn, an able Prussian officer who served as the Chief of Staff of the German Army, was the commander of the Turkish and German troops during the critical 1917-1918 ...