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  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Erich Ludendorff |

    Ludendorff, Erich (1865–1937) German general. He played a major part in revising the Schlieffen Plan before World War I. In 1914, Ludendorff masterminded the victory over the Russians at Tannenberg. In 1916, Ludendorff and Hindenburg gained supreme control of Germany 's war effort. In the 1920s he was a member of the Nazi Party.

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  5. Erich Ludendorff |

    Ludendorff, born on April 9, 1865, was a commoner, raised in a struggling family that lived in the province of Posen. To reach the top of the German armed forces, he would have to work unrelentingly—and that is what he did. At the age of twelve Ludendorff entered cadet school at Holstein. Ludendorff was mocked by his fellow cadets because his ...

  6. 10 WW1 Generals You Should Know About | HistoryExtra

    Ludendorff was a prodigiously gifted staff officer: aggressive, uncompromising and excelled at battle tactics. From August 1916 to October 1918, he served as the main German field commander. But as the war dragged on, he showed a lack of strategic insight into Germany’s challenges and an increasingly cavalier attitude.

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

    Childhood & Early 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 ...

  8. German Empire - Wikipedia

    During World War I, the Kaiser increasingly devolved his powers to the leaders of the German High Command, particularly future President of Germany, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and Generalquartiermeister Erich Ludendorff. Hindenburg took over the role of commander–in–chief from the Kaiser, while Ludendorff became de facto general ...

  9. Only combat would answer that question. Field Marshal Paul von Hindenberg and Gen. Erich Ludendorff of Germany were determined to shatter Allied resolve and achieve victory with an offensive launched before the full weight of the U.S. Army could be felt.

  10. Third Reich | Facts & History | Britannica

    Third Reich, official Nazi designation for the regime in Germany from January 1933 to May 1945, as the presumed successor of the medieval and early modern Holy Roman Empire of 800 to 1806 (the First Reich) and the German Empire of 1871 to 1918 (the Second Reich). With the onset of the Great Depression in 1929, Germany’s Weimar Republic was plunged into a catastrophic economic freefall. The ...

  11. Nazi Party - Wikipedia

    The Nazi Party, [b] officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party ( German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei [c] or NSDAP ), was a far-right [10] [11] [12] political party in Germany active between 1920 and 1945 that created and supported the ideology of Nazism. Its precursor, the German Workers' Party ( Deutsche ...

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