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  Erich Von Falkenhayn - LoveToKnow 1911
"ERICH VON FALKENHAYN (1861-), Prussian general, was born Sept. 11 1861 at Burg Belchau in the district of Thorn.
He succeeded Gen. von Moltke in Dec. 1914 as chief of the general staff of the army and was advanced to the rank of general of the infantry.
It was on his initiative that the Russian lines were broken through at Gorlice-Tarnow on May 2 and 3 1915, and he likewise helped to plan the summer offensive of that year against Russia and the operations by which in the winter of 1915-6 Serbia was overrun.
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  Erich von Falkenhayn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erich von Falkenhayn (11 November 1861 - 8 April 1922) was a German soldier and Chief of the General Staff during World War I.
Falkenhayn succeeded Moltke as Chief of Staff after the Battle of the Marne on 14 September 1914.
Falkenhayn then assumed command of the Ninth Army in Transylvania, and in August launched a joint offensive with Mackensen against Romania.
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 ::Erich von Falkenhayn::
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 a member of the German staff in China during the Boxer Rebellion, and he participated in the relief of Beijing.
Falkenhayn to Kaiser William II Verdun was a failure for the German army and Luderndorff was aware of this — and he had not forgotten Falkenhayn’s lack of support for his plan for the Eastern Front.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /erich_von_falkenhayn.htm   (789 words)

  
 Channel4.com - The First World War - text only
Falkenhayn first came to the German army's attention as a member of the International force during the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900.
Falkenhayn believed the Western Front to be the most important theatre (much to Hindenburg's annoyance), and in February 1916, he devised the offensive at Verdun.
Falkenhayn was then transferred to the Transylvanian Front, where he defeated Romanian forces at the Battle of Hermannstadt (also known as the Battle of Sibiu or Red Tower Pass) in September 1916.
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 General der Infanterie Erich von Falkenhayn
Erich von Falkenhayn was born in 1861 at Burg Bechau in West Prussia.
Falkenhayn was well-suited to the concept of trench warfare.
Falkenhayn was dispatched to command the Ottoman forces in Palestine in early 1917.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Erich von Falkenhayn
Erich Georg Anton Sebastian von Falkenhayn (1861-1922) was born in Graudenz, in West Prussia, on 11 November 1861.
Falkenhayn was next dispatched to Palestine to command the Ottoman forces in early 1917.
Falkenhayn was dismissed by General Liman von Sanders in February 1918; upon his return to Germany he retired.
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 Erich von Falkenhayn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Erich von Falkenhayn (11 November 1861 - 8 April 1922) was a German (German: A person of German nationality) soldier (soldier: An enlisted man or woman who serves in an army) and Chief of the General Staff (Chief of the General Staff: the german general staff or großer generalstab was the most important german "weapon"...
Falkenhayn preferred a defensive strategy on the Western Front, which brought him into conflict with Hindenburg (Hindenburg: German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as Chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)) and Ludendorff (Ludendorff: erich ludendorff (sometimes given incorrectly as erich von ludendorff) (april 9,...
After the failure at Verdun, coupled with several reverses in the east and incessant lobbying by H-L, Falkenhayn was replaced as Chief of Staff by Hindenburg (Hindenburg: German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as Chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)).
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 von Falkenhayn
Falkenhayn made himself useful to Waldersee, and by way of reward the young captain was sent to China to help in the reorganisation of the Celestial Army.
Falkenhayn, besides being a charmer, was very great on strategy; and though all Germans then reckoned that General von Haeseler was their supreme military genius, yet Falkenhayn managed to win a high, sound position for himself by his talent for diplomacy.
Falkenhayn pleased the war-party by the overbearing manner with which he put down in the Reichstag the agitation over the Zabern affair; and at heart, of course, he was as eager for war as any man on the German General Staff.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Erich von Falkenhayn
Falkenhayn preferred a defensive strategy on the Western Front, which brought him into conflict with Hindenburg and Ludendorff, who favored massive offensives in the east.
Although more than a quarter of a million soldiers eventually died — for which Falkenhayn was sometimes called "the Blood-Miller of Verdun" — neither side's resolve was lessened, because, contrary to Falkenhayn's assumptions, the Entente was able to replace their dead with fresh "human material" (the term comes from that time).
Falkenhayn then assumed command of the Ninth Army in Transylvania, and launched a joint offensive with Mackensen against Romania.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Erich von Falkenhayn on the Battle of Verdun, 21 February 1916
Falkenhayn's stated intention was to "bleed France white" in the latter's defence of Verdun.
Indeed the failure to capture Verdun ultimately resulted in Falkenhayn's removal as Chief of Staff and Paul von Hindenburg's installation (along with Erich Ludendorff).
Accordingly, in March, while preserving its control, we put General von Mudra in command on the right bank, and on the left General von Gallwitz, whose command of the Eleventh Army in Macedonia was taken over by Lieutenant-General von Winckler.
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 Erich von Falkenhayn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although well over half a million soldiers eventually died - for which Falkenhayn was sometimes called "the Blood-Miller of Verdun" -, neither side's resolve was lessened, because, contrary to Falkenhayn's assumptions, the Allies were able to replace their dead with fresh "human material" (the term comes from that time) as well.
Falkenhayn then assumed command of the Ninth Army in Transylvania, and launched a joint offensive with Mackensen's army against Romania.
In February 1918, Falkenhayn became commander of the Tenth Army in Byelorussia, in which capacity he witnessed the end of the War.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/erich_von_falkenhayn   (587 words)

  
 Erich von Falkenhayn
Erich von Falkenhayn was born near Graudenz in West Prussia.
Falkenhayn was appointed Prussian war minister in 1913 and succeeded Hermuth von Moltke as Chief of General Staff in September 1914.
Falkenhayn lost his post as Chief of General Staff to Paul von Hindenburg after the failure to capture Verdun in August 1916.
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 Paul Erich von Lettow-Vorbeck: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1912, von Lettow-Vorbeck was appointed the commander of the small German garrison of 3000 soldiers and twelve Askari (Askari: askari is an arabic and swahili word meaning "soldier"....
He promptly prepared to repel an amphibious assault on the city of Tanga (Tanga: 100 tanga equal 1 Tajikistani ruble), where between November 2 and 5 of 1914, he fought one of his greatest battles (greatest battles: the battle of tanga (sometimes nicknamed the "battle of the bees") was the blundered...
Von Lettow-Vorbeck patiently used climate and terrain as his allies while his troops fought the British on his terms and to his advantage.
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 The Herald : News
Mr Von Falkenhayn’s father and grandfather both held the rank of captain in the German army.
Mr Von Falkenhayn said he had not been able to accept being wheelchair-bound and after undergoing a number of stem cell transplant procedures, was able to walk normally again.
He said the aristocratic Von Falkenhayn family had contributed a total of 97 generals to the German army, although Erich von Falkenhayn was sharply criticised for his tactics at Verdun, where of tens of thousands of German soldiers were killed.
www.theherald.co.za /herald/2004/07/13/news/n13_13072004.htm   (253 words)

  
 GENERAL HEADQUARTERS (German)1914-16 AND ITS CRITICAL DECISIONS
General Erich von Falkenhayn was Prussian Minister of War at the outbreak of the Great War, and was appointed to succeed Von Moltke as Chief of the General Staff - and hence Germany's effective Commander-in-Chief - after the latter's failure at the Battle of the Marne.
Falkenhayn was at Germany's military helm during the crucial middle period of the war, the two years from September 1914 to September 1916, when he was replaced by those terrible twins, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, who presided over Germany's fate in 1917-18.
Falkenhayn's memoirs, therefore, published in the immediate aftermath of the war in 1919, are one of the most important accounts from the German side.
www.naval-military-press.com /catalogue/military-books/7315.htm   (408 words)

  
 German Strategy and the Path to Verdun - Cambridge University Press
In Kitchen’s view, from Carl von Clausewitz in the beginning of the nineteenth century to Alfred Graf von Schlieffen at the end of the century, the German approach to war had become more rigid and obsessed with purely military thinking, ignoring the changes in warfare that had occurred over the previous century.
Alfred von Schlieffen and Helmuth von Moltke the Younger both wrestled with this difficulty during their tenures as Chief of the Prussian General Staff and both reached this conclusion.
After recognizing that Germany could not win the war exclusively on the battlefield, Falkenhayn abandoned the traditional German strategic goals of achieving crushing battlefield success and instead attempted to convince the Reich’s political leader, Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, that a negotiated peace would have to be sought with at least one of Germany’s enemies.
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 Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The German general Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (1865-1937), a brilliant strategist and successful field commander, directed Germany's total war effort during the last two years of World War I. He later promoted the rise of Hitler.
Erich Ludendorff was born on April 9, 1865, in Kruszewnia in the chiefly Polish-populated Prussian province of Posen.
After the failure of Erich von Falkenhayn's Supreme Command in the murderous battle for the key French fortress of Verdun (1916), Hindenburg and Ludendorff were called to the Supreme Command, the latter as first quartermaster general.
www.bookrags.com /biography/erich-friedrich-wilhelm-ludendorff   (602 words)

  
 Oberste Heeresleitung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Co-ordination was poor at the beginning of the war between the OHL and the SKL: for instance the Imperial navy did not know about the Schlieffen plan, which planned an attack on France through Belgium.
The Prussian War minister Erich von Falkenhayn was appointed as his successor.
In August of 1916, Erich Ludendorff had been appointed Generalquartiermeister, deputy chief of the OHL under Paul von Hindenburg, with whom he had worked in the same relative position in East Prussia, securing notably the victories of Tannenberg and the Masurian Lakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oberste_Heeresleitung   (381 words)

  
 H-France Reviews
Indeed, Falkenhayn’s intent was not to capture the city, but to lure the French Army into a vast “kill zone” where it could be pounded and cut to pieces, principally by German artillery, tactics designed to limit German casualties as well.
Falkenhayn was Prussia’s war minister in 1914, a post that saw him accompany the Kaiser as a member of Imperial Headquarters to the front, and provided a perfect position to critique the failures of Moltke the Younger.
Falkenhayn decided that he could force France out of the war with an attritional battle at Verdun, pitting German artillery against French manpower, and utilizing relatively small German forces in the process.
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 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Ludendorff, Erich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Erich Ludendorff embodied the strengths and weaknesses of the imperial German army in the twentieth century.
What is certain is his emergence as a national hero whose symbiotic relationship with Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg seemed to symbolize the synthesis of the best of the old Germany and the new.
Ludendorff's increasingly open coveting of Erich von Falkenhayn's post as chief of the General Staff earned him widespread enmity among his colleagues and, in 1915, relegation to the sidelines as chief of staff to a mired German-Austrian army operating in a secondary theater.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/mil/html/mh_030900_ludendorffer.htm   (1035 words)

  
 The Great War . Historians . Trevor Wilson | PBS
They believed that if they could accumulate enough of these guns and shells, they could batter down the trenches of their opponents, wreck their barbed wire and machine guns, and so get forward.
The most he believed he could do was kill the forces of the enemy without getting his own men killed.
Falkenhayn at Verdun, by concentrating his gunfire on a narrow sector, did much damage in that sector, but he laid his advancing troops open to devastating fire from French artillery on the unattacked flanks.
www.pbs.org /greatwar/historian/hist_wilson_05_haig.html   (888 words)

  
 Erich Ludendorff Summary
Erich Ludendorff (sometimes given incorrectly as Erich von Ludendorff) (April 9, 1865 – December 20, 1937, Tutzing, Bavaria, Germany) was a German Army officer, noted as a general during World War I.
Ludendorff was the chief manager of the German war effort throughout this time, with Hindenburg his pliant front man. Ludendorff advocated unrestricted submarine warfare, which was ultimately an important factor responsible for bringing the USA into the war.
The Weimar Republic planned to send him and several other noted German generals (von Mackensen, et al) to reform the National Revolutionary Army of China, but this was cancelled due to the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles and the image problems with selling such a noted general out as a mercenary.
www.bookrags.com /Erich_Ludendorff   (2230 words)

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