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Monday, 2 March 2015

Karl von Bülow


Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 24 April 1846 in Berlin, German Empire.
Died: very one August 1921 in Berlin, Weimar Republic Germany.

Ranks:
Generalfeldmarschall
Generaloberst
General der Infanterie
Generalleutnant
Generalmajor
Oberst
Oberstleutnant
Major
Hauptmann 1877
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

Decorations:
Pour le Mérite

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Personal Information:

Karl von Bulow, son of Paul von Bulow, an army officer, was born at Berlin, March 24th, 1846. Educated at Hanover and Berlin. he entered the 2nd regiment of the guard in 1864 and was a captain of the staff in the Franco-German war of 1870-71. When the Great War broke out he was in command of the german 2nd army and invading Belgium, took charleroi and Namur, afterwards advancing into France to and beyond the Marne. In the battle of the Marne, in which he was directly to Foch, he was heavily defeated on September 8-10, 1914, and compelled to retreat to the line of Vesle, later taking up a line on the Aisne. His account of these operations was published in book form in 1919. Bulow's attack on Reims in the same month was a failure. In a redistribution of the German commands Bulow was transferred to the north, and in 1916 he was replaced by General Otto von Below.

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