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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Oskar von Hutier

Oskar von Hutier

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Heer
Born: 27 August 1857 in Erfurt, Province of Saxony.
Died: 5 December 1934 in Berlin Germany.

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

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Personal Information:

Oskar von Hutier was born on 27 August 1857. Oskar von Hutier was educated in the cadet corps, Oskar von Hutier entered the German army as a lieutenant of infantry in 1875. Oskar von Hutier became lieutenant general in 1912, and also was commander of the first guard division Berlin.

Oskar von Hutier came into prominence in the summer of 1917, when Oskar von Hutier conducted an offensive in North West Russia at the head of the German eighth Army, capturing Riga on 3 September 1917. It was in this part of the struggle that the new Erich von Ludendorff tactics were first employed, and their success led to their being used in the great offensive on the Western front in 1918.

Oskar von Hutier was transferred to the front and placed in command of the German 18th army, a new organisation, specially formed for these tactics. Oskar von Hutier fought in the second battle of the Somme, 21 March 1918, in a third battle of Aisne, May to June, and in the German retreat.

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