Hindenburg, Paul von Beneckendorff und von
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Hindenburg, Paul von Beneckendorff und von

(October 2, 1847, Posen – August 2, 1934, Neudeck [West Prussia]), German field marshal (chief of the field army). Hindenburg’s military career began with his entry into the military academy at Wahlstatt in Silesia at the age of 12. He was a product of the army of King Wilhelm I of Prussia and his socialization and intellectual development took place within the narrow confines of that institution. Hindenburg’s political loyalties were unconditionally linked t…

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Chickering, Roger, “Hindenburg, Paul von Beneckendorff und von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0283>
First published online: 2015

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