Hans von Seeckt, (born April 22, 1866, Schleswig, Prussia—died Dec. 27, 1936, Berlin), German general and head of the Reichswehr (army) from 1920 to 1926, who was responsible for successfully remodelling the army under the Weimar Republic. Seeckt entered the German Army in 1885.
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The Reichswehr was limited to 115,000 men, and thus the armed forces, under the leadership of Hans von Seeckt, retained only the most capable officers. The American historians Alan Millet and Williamson Murray wrote "In reducing the officers corps, Seeckt chose the new leadership from the best men of the general staff with ruthless disregard ...
Who's Who - Hans von Seeckt. Johannes Friedrich Leopold von Seeckt (1866-1936) established a reputation for first-rate staff work prior to and during World War One and was Paul von Hindenburg's successor as army Chief of Staff in the wake of Germany's military defeat in November 1918.
Johannes Friedrich "Hans" von Seeckt (22 April 1866 – 27 December 1936) was a German military officer who served as Chief of Staff to August von Mackensen, and was a central figure in planning the victories Mackensen achieved for Germany in the east. In the interwar years he laid out the...
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In 1923, Hans von Seeckt pointed the way, by suggesting that German poison gas research move in the direction of delivery by aircraft in support of mobile warfare. Also in 1923, at the behest of the German army , poison gas expert Dr. Hugo Stoltzenberg negotiated with the USSR to build a huge chemical weapons plant at Trotsk, on the Volga river.
General Hans von Seeckt, T1 (operations and planning) section of the Truppenamt, as well as all 57 committees and many commissions, created post war to study and develop new tactics, regulations, equipment and doctrine, are looking at you with surprise ;) a general staff, Yes-yes. All Truppenamt officers are agreeing with you.
Hans von Seeckt. Hans von Seeckt was born in Silesia on 22nd April, 1866. At the age of nineteen he joined the German Army where he served in the 1st Grenadier Guards, his father's regiment. In 1897 he was appointed to the General Staff of the 3rd Army Corps in Berlin.
The so-called Seeckt-pattern professional developed in Germany throughout the interwar era – and seemed to act as an enabling component for Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship. Excerpts: “The General Staff was essentially intended to form a collective substitute for genius, which no army can count on producing at need.
Blitzkrieg Hans Von Seeckt And German Military Reform as competently as review them wherever you are now. Legion Condor 1936–39 - James S. Corum 2020-04-28 An expert account of Nazi Germany's air war during the Spanish Civil War, where air power turned the tide for Franco and taught the Luftwaﬀe how to wage Blitzkrieg. The bombing of
Hans v. Seeckt wurde am 22. April 1866 als Sohn des nachmaligen Generals der Infanterie, v. Seeckt, in Schleswig geboren und auf den Gymnasien zu Detmold und Strassburg i.E, erzogen. Im Kaiser-Alexander-Garde-Grenadierregiment begann er als Fahnenjunker seine militärische Laufbahn, die ihn im Jahre 1899 erstmals in den Generalstab führte.