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  • Military History Magazine

    Erich Ludendorff: Tactical Genius, Strategic Fool

    German Chief of Staff Erich Ludendorff prolonged World War I with his revolutionary tactics—but to what end? On a list of historical figures who have left disaster in their wake, few can top Erich Ludendorff. And yet, he was not an...

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    Hindenburg and Ludendorff

    Germany’s famed command team was the “odd couple” of World War I. In the predawn hours of Au- gust 23, 1914, German General Paul von Hindenburg, recalled from retirement by Kaiser Wilhelm II, stood on the Hanover rail station...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Blind Bear at Bay: The Russians at Tannenberg

    Obligated by treaties to declare war in August 1914, Russia found that its vast army was no match for German intelligence, reconnaissance, and railways...


    Behind the Lines | Antwerp, 1914

    Britain goes to war—but where?   WHOEVER CONTROLLED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL and whoever controlled the Channel threatened the maritime perimeter of the British Isles. That was the center of gravity in the United Kingdom’s national...