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Monday, 9 March 2015

Max Karl Wilhelm von Gallwitz

Max Karl Wilhelm von Gallwitz

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 2 May 1852 in Breslau (Wroclaw), Silesia.
Died: 18 April 1937

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

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Max Karl Wilhelm von Gallwitz was born on 2 May 1852 in Breslau (Wroclaw), Silesia, where he was educated He became a lieutenant of artillery in 1872, and in 1883 to 1885 was attached to the General staff.

In 1901 he commanded an artillery brigade, and in 1911 was general of artillery and Inspector General of field artillery. In the Great War he was prominent, as one of Paul von Hindenburg's subordinates in the battle of the Masurian Lakes. In 1915.

In July 1915, he forced a passage of the river Nareff, cooperating in the general pressure that compelled the Russians to evacuate Warsaw. Early in August. In October, he commanded one of the army's, which under August von Mackensen overran Serbia.

In 1916, he fought in Galicia against Brusioff, and later in that year had command of an army on the Somme. After the battle of the Somme he led the German 4th Army in the Verdun area, but was defeated there between August to September, 1917, and relieved of his command. He commanded an Heeresgruppe on the Western front in the spring of 1918.

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