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Command centers for the supreme military, sometimes also political, leadership set up in the field for the duration of the war. Composition, location, and function of such a headquarters depended on the constitutional position of the supreme military command of each belligerent and the demands of modern mass and coalition warfare. – By far the most comprehensive headquarters at the outbreak of the war was the German “Great Headquarters.” Aside from the German Emperor as the nominal commander-in-chief, it comprised in 1914, the Reich chancellor, the Supreme Army Comma…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Headquarters”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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