Erich von Falkenhayn letter to Kaiser - "The string in France has reached breaking point. A mass break-through - which in any case is beyond our means - is unnecessary. Within our reach there are objectives for the retention of which the French General Staff would be compelled to throw in every man they have. If they do so the forces of France will bleed to death." -Falkenhayn to Kaiser Wilheim II
Otto Liman von Sanders (February 17, 1855 – August 22, 1929) was a German general who served as adviser and military commander for the Ottoman Empire during World War I. In 1918, the last year of the war, Liman von Sanders took over command of the Ottoman army during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, replacing the German General Erich von Falkenhayn who had been defeated by British General Allenby at the end of 1917.
SRL161002a 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun (WW1) (General Philippe Pétain ,The Lion of Verdun (1856–1951), Marshal Joseph Joffre (1852–1931); General Erich von Falkenhayn (1861–1922); Henri Georges Jacques CHARTIER (1859–1924))