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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Friedrich Bertram Sixt von Armin


Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 27 November 1851 in Wetzlar, Germany.
Died: 30 September 1936 in Magdeburg, Germany.

Ranks:
Generaloberst
General der Infanterie
Generalleutnant
Generalmajor
Oberst
Oberstleutnant
Major
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

Decorations:
Pour le Mérite

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Personal Information:

Friedrich Bertram Sixt von Armin was born on 27 November 1851 in Wetzlar. Joining the Army in 1870, he took part in the Franco Prussian War and was severely wounded at Metz. In 1903 he became major general, and in 1913, commander of the 4th Army corps with headquarters at Magdeburg. During the Great War Friedrich von Armin took part in the German advance into Belgium, receiving the surrender of Brussels on 20 August.

He commanded an army on the Somme in 1916, and in a report on the Somme battles, subsequently made public, paid a high tribute to the British Army, which he frankly declared had many points of superiority over his own.

He made strenuous resistance at Passchendaele in 1917, in the third battle of Ypres, and figured prominently in the battles of the Lys in the spring of 1918. After the armistice, he retired to a Chateau at Asch, where in March, 1919 he was murdered, and the Chateau pillaged by a mob incensed at his high handed treatment of some peasants, who had trespassed on his grounds.

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