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  2. Order of the Black Eagle - Wikipedia

    August von Mackensen — World War I-era German field marshal. Patrice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta — French politician; second president of the Third Republic. Edwin von Manteuffel (1809–1885) — Prussian field-marshal; Adolph Menzel — German artist. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder — Prussian field marshal of the German wars of ...

  3. Eastern Front (World War I) - Wikipedia

    Therefore, the German General Staff, under Alfred von Schlieffen and then Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, planned a quick, all-out ground war on the Western Front to take France and, upon victory, Germany would turn its attention to Russia in the east.

  4. Order of Saint Anna - Wikipedia

    History. At first, the Order had but one class and was named the "Order of Anna". The statutes of the Order promulgated in 1735 established as the principal insignia a red-enameled gold cross, with an image of Saint Anne imposed upon the centre of the cross; the reverse bore the initials "A.I.P.F." (for "Anna Imperatoris Petri Filia": "Anna, Emperor Peter's daughter" in Latin).

  5. Gerd von Rundstedt - Wikipedia

    He married Luise "Bila" von Goetz in January 1902 and their only child, Hans Gerd von Rundstedt, was born in January 1903. Rundstedt joined the General Staff of the German Army in April 1907 serving there until July 1914, when he was appointed chief of operations to the 22nd Reserve Infantry Division.

  6. Valkyrie (film) - Wikipedia

    Valkyrie is a 2008 historical political war thriller film directed by Bryan Singer, written by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, starring Tom Cruise.The film is set in Nazi Germany during World War II and depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country.

  7. Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon - Wikipedia,_1st_Viscount...

    German forces were already massed at the Belgian border, and Helmuth von Moltke convinced Kaiser Wilhelm II it was too late to change the plan of attack. At a meeting with Prince Lichnowsky , the German Ambassador, early on 1 August, Grey stated the conditions necessary for Britain to remain neutral, but perhaps with a lack of clarity.

  8. 144 Best Life Mottos of All Time (& Stories Behind Them)

    Prussian military commander Helmuth von Moltke the Elder This formulation above is fairly new, but the idea itself is quite old. A different wording comes from the boxer Mike Tyson: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth .

  9. List of German colonel generals - Wikipedia

    Friedrich von Scholl: 1846: 1928: adjudant general of the Empire 1914: Helmuth von Moltke the Younger: 1848: 1916: Chief of the German General Staff: 1914: Josias von Heeringen: 1850: 1926: Prussian Minister of War and army commander 1914: Max Freiherr von Hausen: 1846: 1922: Minister-President of Saxony and German Army commander 1914 ...

  10. Switzerland during the World Wars - Wikipedia

    Under the Schlieffen Plan, the German General Staff had been open to the possibility of trying to outflank the French fortifications by marching through Switzerland in violation of its neutrality, although the plan's eventual executor Helmuth von Moltke the Younger selected Belgium instead due to Switzerland's mountainous topography and the ...

  11. Schlieffen Plan Facts and History - History for Kids

    Germany went to war with the plan of Helmuth von Moltke. He was younger and his plan was different than Schlieffen’s. Germany went to war with Russia on August 1st, 1914. On that day, it also declared war on France and sent its army through Belgium to attack Paris. The attack in 1914 was almost successful.