Who was the youngest german WW1 general?

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Who was the youngest german WW1 general?

Postby AHLF » 09 Jun 2003 18:24

You are welcome to try and answer this question.

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Postby Peter H » 10 Jun 2003 02:57

Excluding the royalty factor(Crown Prinz Wilhelm and his brother Prinz Eitel were both Generals at 32),candidates would be:

Lettow-Vorbeck--born 1870,commissioned in the field 1917.

Max Hoffman----born 1869,MajorGeneral Ost 1917.

Fritz Von Lossberg--born 1868,MajorGeneral 1917.


A scan of the German Army Handbook of WW1 shows that most German divisional commanders were at least over 50 years old during the war.

http://pro.corbis.com/images/watermark/ ... VV1663.jpg

Lettow-Vorbeck,after returning from East Africa,1919.
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Postby Olivier Palardy » 10 Jun 2003 03:20

Moulded,

Where did you get that excellent picture of Lettow-Vorbeck? I have seen many of him but not that one so far.

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Postby Peter H » 10 Jun 2003 03:27

Olivier,
From Corbis.com

http://pro.corbis.com/default.asp

However if you type in 'Lettow-Vorbeck' into Search,you only get 2 photos of him.

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Postby Olivier Palardy » 10 Jun 2003 03:32

I thought corbis.com was a place where you could upload stuff and that it was from your personal collection. It surely comes from a book but I don't have it in my library so far.

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Postby AHLF » 11 Jun 2003 13:21

Yes, Moulded, thank you for both the photo and information. I know about L.-W., but I didn't know the fact that there weren't younger then he.

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