Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by Chris Dale » 14 Jan 2011 12:51

Hi University Student,

Welcome to the forum :welcome: and thanks for that interesting post and photo!
I guess he had a couple of hussar tunics or Attilas at least. Notice also he's wearing a matching one but in field grey in the photo of Wilhelm's funeral. In fact I don't think I've seen a photo of him not wearuing Hussar uniform...

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by HFK » 15 Jan 2011 08:31

Hello everyone, There is a general, a contemporary of FM Mackensen I would like to mention. Gen Theodor von Bomhard was born 6 years before the FM, and died after him. Good old Gen Bomhard retired at 70, in 1911, and died at the age of 104 in 1945. He seems to have kept a very low profile and lived a long life in quiet retirement. This is my bit of information for today. Best regards, stay warm and sleep well. Harry

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by Phil Nix » 16 Jan 2011 13:13

HFK wrote:Hello everyone, There is a general, a contemporary of FM Mackensen I would like to mention. Gen Theodor von Bomhard was born 6 years before the FM, and died after him. Good old Gen Bomhard retired at 70, in 1911, and died at the age of 104 in 1945. He seems to have kept a very low profile and lived a long life in quiet retirement. This is my bit of information for today. Best regards, stay warm and sleep well. Harry
Any relation to the Generalleutnant der Polizei Adolf von Bomhard
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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by Chris Dale » 16 Jan 2011 13:40

Hi Phil,

Quite possibly, Adolf's middle name was Theodore. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 8&t=142016

Here's a few von Bomhard's http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 2&t=114109

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by HFK » 17 Jan 2011 20:53

Hello, Gen der Polizei Adolf Theodor Ernst von Bomhard was the son of GM Karl Eduard Christoph von Bomhard, 1866-1938. Best regards, Harry

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by aE3-ink » 10 Oct 2011 15:57

I'd love to own a full uniform of the Leibhusaren II.
I heard that the totenkopf of the SS was based upon the Leibhusaren uniform & reputation.

Out of all the Husar regiments in Imperial Germany only 3 had the right to wear the Deth'shead. Ist was the Leibhusaren I, then Leibhusaren II & then the Brunswick Hussars, but they had a much smaller skullhead than the Leibhusaren.
Leibhusaren II was formed when the daughter of England's Queen Victoria married Fridrich III. She became the head of the regiment, something very rare at the time. Her grandaughter Viktoria-Louise became the head of the regiment later on.
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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by aE3-ink » 10 Oct 2011 16:50

Here are some pictures of the Kaiserin Viktoria in her Leibhussaren II uniform.
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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by aE3-ink » 10 Oct 2011 18:50

Here's a link to a 100mb archive of Leibhusaren pictures I've collected over the years :
http://www.multiupload.com/VDC826MMZG
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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 13 Oct 2011 07:31

Hi aE3-ink, your file is protected by password... :roll:

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by Vienna » 04 Jan 2014 21:41

Hi!

Photo on side 2 from AliRafikKhan - 22 Jul 2009 - 90th birthday FM von Mackensen!

The right name of the adjutant - the Adjutant was Hans-Henning von Gersdorff not Rudolf Christoph v. G.

http://www.huesken.com/shop/de/autograp ... 38009.html

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 06 Jan 2014 07:14

Many thanks for the ID, Vienna... :)

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Feb 2015 17:22

Mackensen, Blomberg, Hitler...

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by Fides Germania » 12 Mar 2017 07:53

Does anyone know any more details of the GFM's death?
I can find the date in 1945 and the fact that prior to his death he had been interned or arrested by the British, but nothing on the place or the conditions.
Considering the deaths of many much younger internees (GFM Blomberg at Nurnberg) it would be reassuring to know.
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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by JakeV » 27 Mar 2017 17:51

Hello,

Here is an interesting article about August von Mackensen's last days in Gutshaus Burghorn near Celle: https://found-places.blogspot.gr/2015/0 ... chall.html. Worth reading is also the book Zwischen Kaiser und „Führer“ Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen. Eine politische Biographie by Theo Schwarzmüller.

Werner von Blomberg was, of course, a totally different case, as he was suffering from colorectal cancer, perhaps even years before he was taken in captivity.

Mackensen lived from 1935 on in Brüssow/Uckermark, but since during the last months of the war the Red Army was closing in, Mackensen was evacuated to Gutshaus Burghorn near Celle, a manor which was apparently requisitioned from its owner, a factory owner from Osnabrück.

The British, who had captured the area on 13.04.1945, left generally the aging Mackensen in peace and provided a guard to protect the Generalfeldmarschall from plundering. Mackensen himself knew, of course, that he was too old and was going to die anyway and awaited his impending death with piety. To his adjuntant, he told "You are watching an old man in the process of riding off". His health started to deteriorate rapidly in early November 1945 and he suffered a stroke, which left him with slurred speech and hallucinations; on 08.11.1945, he lost conciousness and died peacefully around 14:55 o'clock.

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Re: Mackensen--Hitler's favourite WW1 Field Marshall

Post by von thoma » 17 May 2019 22:47

Why von Mackensen was called "Amerikanerfresser" ?
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