The German High Command at War: Hindenburg and Ludendorff Conduct World War I (Paperback)

The German High Command at War: Hindenburg and Ludendorff Conduct World War I By Robert B. Asprey Cover Image
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During the first two years of World War I a German general called from obscure retirement, Paul Von Hindenburg, aided by his deputy, Erich Ludendorff, won imperial fame from his successful campaigns on the eastern front. In 1916 Kaiser Wilhelm named Hindenburg to head the all-powerful Great German Staff with Ludendorff his deputy. At first all went well. But as food and other resources including replacements diminished, and as America entered the war, the top command increasingly panicked. In the summer of 1918 German armies in the west opened an all-out defensive. This failed and German surrender followed-as did the fall of the German empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780595365654
ISBN-10: 0595365655
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: November 9th, 2005
Pages: 588
Language: English