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Friday, 6 March 2015

Erich von Falkenhayn

Erich von Falkenhayn

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Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 11 September 1861 in Burg Belchau, Graudenz in the Province of Prussia.
Died: 8 April 1922 in Potsdam.

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

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Erich von Falkenhayn was born at Burg Belchau September 11th 1861 and entered the German army in 1880. After leaving the academy of War in Berlin in 1890 Erich von Falkenhayn joined the general staff. Erich von Falkenhayn served on Count Waldersee's staff in the China expedition of 1900.

In 1911 Erich von Falkenhayn commanded the 4th regiment of Guards and in 1912 was chief of the staff of the 4th army corps. In 1913 Erich von Falkenhayn became minister for war which post he held at the outbreak of the Great War but in December 1914 Erich von Falkenhayn was definitely appointed chief of the general staff and was its responsible head till removed in August 1916.

In September 1916 Erich von Falkenhayn was appointed commander-in-chief of the 9th army, composed of German and Austrian divisions and after driving the Rumanians from the north side of the tran-sylvanian alps, Erich von Falkenhayn forced he passes and descended into the plains of Wallachia, the first step in the overthrow of Rumania. Erich von Falkenhayn returned to Germany in 1917 on August von Mackensen's taking control of the Austro-German forces in Rumania and later went to the middle east to direct the turkish operations against the British in palestine and Mesopotamia but not being successful was recalled and replaced by Liman von Sanders in March, 1918.

Erich von Falkenhayn died April 8th 1922. In 1919 he published General Head-quarters, 1914-16 and its Critical Decisions. English Translation, 1919.

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