Chiefs of the History Department of the Great General Staff

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Hoplophile
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Chiefs of the History Department of the Great General Staff

Post by Hoplophile » 01 Jul 2018 13:38

I am trying to compile a list of the various chiefs (with the title of Chef or Leiter) of the History Department (Abteilung für Kriegsgeschichte) of the Great General Staff in the years between 1857 and 1918.


So far, I have:

Adalbert von Taysen (appointed 1881)

Friedrich von Bernhardi (1898-1901)

Kurt von Unger (appointed 1905)

I would be most grateful for help in filling the gaps in this list.

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Re: Chiefs of the History Department of the Great General Staff

Post by VJK » 03 Jul 2018 10:25

Here are a few more:

1872 -?: Oberst (zuletzt General der Kavallerie) Hermann Graf von Wartensleben-Carow
1879 - 1880: Oberst (zuletzt Generalfeldmarschall) Gottlieb Graf von Haeseler
? - ?: Oberst (zuletzt General der Infanterie) Hugo Freiherr von Freytag-Loringhofen
1906 - ?: Oberstleutnant (zuletzt General der Infanterie) Hermann von Kuhl

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Re: Chiefs of the History Department of the Great General Staff

Post by abaus » 03 Jul 2018 13:57

I put this list together more than ten years ago and I have not added or changed anything since then. Recognizing that all the dates do not match, as some are based on an educated guess, while others are from contemporary sources, I offer these names. At least you have a few more starting points.

Also, as you may know, the department was split into two different sections (ancient and modern) on 06.08.1896

Andy

Kriegs Geschichtl. ab 06.08.96 I. u. II.
Petersen, Johann 28.05.61-17.05.64 1., 3. u. Kr.G.
Verdy du Vernois, Julius von 13.11.68-04.07.72
Wartensleben, Hermann Gr. von 27.03.73-20.07.78

Karnatz, Eduard 13.03.77-21.09.79
Haeseler, Gottlieb Gr. von 11.02.79-07.12.80
Vogel von Falkenstein, Max 07.12.80-28.06.81
Taysen, Adalbert von 28.06.81-10.05.92
Meckel, Jakob 17.05.92-27.01.95
Kleist, Georg von 27.01.95-06.08.96

Kr. Gesch. I
Kleist, Georg von 06.08.96-20.07.98
Bernhardi, Friedrich von GM 20.07.98-23.03.01
Deines, Gustav GM 23.03.01-27.01.04
Freytag-Loringhoven, Hugo Frhr. v. 27.01.04-19.12.07

Groddeck, Wilhelm von 27.01.11-01.10.12
Renner, Theodor 01.10.12-02.08.14

Kr. Gesch. II
Leszczinsky, Stanislaus von GL 06.08.96-14.11.03
Friederich, Rudolf von 14.11.03-02.08.14

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