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August Von Mackensen
Anton Ludwig August von Mackensen
August von Mackensen
(6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), born August Mackensen, was a German field marshal.[2] He commanded with extreme success during the First World War and became one of the German Empire's most prominent and competent military leaders. After the Armistice, Mackensen was interned for a year. He retired from the army in 1920 and was made a Prussian state councillor in 1933 by Hermann Göring. During the Nazi era, Mackensen remained a committed monarchist and sometimes appeared at official functions in his First World War uniform
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Hussar
A hussar (/həˈzɑːr/ hə-ZAR, /hʊˈzɑːr/[1]) was a member of a class of light cavalry, originating in Eastern and Central Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries, originally Hungarian
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Alfred Von Schlieffen
Alfred Graf
Graf
von Schlieffen, generally called Count
Count
Schlieffen
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Halle, Saxony-Anhalt
Halle (Saale)[2] (German: Halle (Saale), pronounced [ˈhalə ˈzaːlə] ( listen)) is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. The University of Halle- Wittenberg
Wittenberg
is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
and one of the oldest universities in Germany, and a nurturing ground for the local startup ecosystem
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Iron Cross
The Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(German:  Eisernes Kreuz (help·info), abbreviated EK) was a military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire
German Empire
(1871–1918) and Nazi Germany (1933–1945). It was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia in March 1813 backdated to the birthday of his late wife Queen Louise on 10 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
(EK 1813). Louise was the first person to receive this decoration (posthumous).[1] The recommissioned Iron Cross
Iron Cross
was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (EK 1870), World War I
World War I
(EK 1914), and World War II
World War II
(EK 1939, re-introduced with a swastika added in the center)
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Martin Luther University Of Halle-Wittenberg
The Martin Luther
Martin Luther
University of Halle- Wittenberg
Wittenberg
(German: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), also referred to as MLU, is a public, research-oriented university in the cities of Halle and Wittenberg
Wittenberg
in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. MLU offers German and international (English) courses leading to academic degrees such as BA, BSc, MA, MSc, doctoral degrees and Habilitation. The university was created in 1817 through the merger of the University of Wittenberg
Wittenberg
(founded in 1502) and the University of Halle (founded in 1691). The university is named after the Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who was a professor in Wittenberg
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German Army (German Empire)
The Imperial German Army
German Army
(German: Deutsches Heer) was the name given to the combined land and air forces of the German Empire
German Empire
(excluding the Marine-Fliegerabteilung maritime aviation formations of the Kaiserliche Marine). The term Deutsches Heer is also used for the modern German Army, the land component of the Bundeswehr
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Oberpräsident
The Provinces of Prussia constituted the main administrative divisions of Prussia upon the Stein-Hardenberg Reforms.Contents1 History1.1 German Confederation 1.2 German Empire 1.3 Weimar Republic2 NotesHistory[edit] Following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the various German states gained nominal sovereignty. However, the reunification process that culminated in the creation of the German Empire in 1871, produced a country that was constituted of several principalities and dominated by one of them, the Kingdom of Prussia after it had ultimately defeated its Austrian rival
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East Prussia
East Prussia
Prussia
(German: Ostpreußen, pronounced [ˈɔstˌpʁɔʏsən] ( listen); Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Lithuanian: Rytų Prūsija; Latin: Borussia orientalis; Russian: Восточная Пруссия) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
from 1773 to 1829 and again from 1878 (with the Kingdom itself being part of the German Empire
German Empire
from 1871); following World War I
World War I
it formed part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia, until 1945. Its capital city was Königsberg
Königsberg
(present-day Kaliningrad). East Prussia
Prussia
was the main part of the region of Prussia
Prussia
along the southeastern Baltic Coast.[1] East Prussia
Prussia
enclosed the bulk of the ancestral lands of the Baltic Old Prussians
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German General Staff
The German General Staff, originally the Prussian General Staff and officially Great General Staff (Großer Generalstab), was a full-time body at the head of the Prussian Army
Prussian Army
and later, the German Army, responsible for the continuous study of all aspects of war, and for drawing up and reviewing plans for mobilization or campaign. It existed unofficially from 1806, and was formally established by law in 1814, the first general staff in existence. It was distinguished by the formal selection of its officers by intelligence and proven merit rather than patronage or wealth, and by the exhaustive and rigorously structured training which its staff officers undertook
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À La Suite
À la suite (French pronunciation: ​[a la sɥit], in the entourage [of]) was a military title, given to those who were allotted to the army or a particular unit for honour's sake,[1] and entitled to wear a regimental uniform but otherwise had no official position. In Prussia, these were: À la suite of the army - for example granted to such officers, who came to command non-Prussian battalions at certain higher ranks, to guarantee their advancement in the Prussian army à la suite of regiments - for example princes and generals as a special honor, or officers who commanded non-Prussian battalions.Officers and others (for example surgeons were "à la suite of a Sanitätskorps") were thus not inserted into the military command structure, but rather had roles in the administration, military direction (war ministry, or similar) or military education
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Nazi Era
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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36th Division (German Empire)
The 36th Division (36. Division) was a unit of the Prussian/German Army.[1] It was formed on April 1, 1890, and was headquartered in Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland).[2] The division was subordinated in peacetime to the XVII Army Corps (XVII. Armeekorps).[3] The division was disbanded in 1919 during the demobilization of the German Army after World War I. The division was recruited primarily in West Prussia.Contents1 Combat chronicle 2 Pre-World War I organization 3 Order of battle on mobilization 4 Late World War I organization 5 References 6 FootnotesCombat chronicle[edit] The 36th Infantry Division began World War I on the Eastern Front. It fought in the battles of Gumbinnen and Tannenberg, and in the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes. In 1915, it participated in the Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive. In October 1915, it was transferred to the Western Front. In 1916, it fought in the Battle of the Somme. In 1917, it participated in the Battle of Arras and the Battle of Passchendaele
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Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Polish pronunciation: [ɡdaɲsk] ( listen), English: /ɡəˈdaɪnsk, -ˈdɑːnsk, -ˈdænsk/[1]; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] ( listen), English: /ˈdænsɪɡ/) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast
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Helmuth Von Moltke The Younger
Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke
Moltke
(German pronunciation: [ˈhɛlmuːt fɔn ˈmɔltkə]; 23 May 1848 – 18 June 1916), also known as Moltke the Younger, was a nephew of Generalfeldmarschall
Generalfeldmarschall
(Field Marshal) Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke
Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke
and served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914
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Danzig
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Polish pronunciation: [ɡdaɲsk] ( listen), English: /ɡəˈdaɪnsk, -ˈdɑːnsk, -ˈdænsk/[1]; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] ( listen), English: /ˈdænsɪɡ/) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast
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