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Erich Von Falkenhayn


Verdun 1916: Wie der deutsche Stahlhelm den Krieg veränderte

General Erich von Falkenhayn (l.; 1861-1923) wollte bei Verdun die Entscheidung erzwingen


of Verdun: summary Belligerents. France against Germany Location. Verdun, France Date. February 21 to December 18, 1916 Result. Stalemate with France retaining Verdun Commanders. French: Philippe Petain/Robert Nivelle German: Erich von Falkenhayn/Crown Prince Wilhelm


Otto Liman von Sanders 18.2.1855 Stolp in Pommern - 22.8.1929 München

Erich von Falkenhayn - Germany - Chief of General Staff (after Moltke)


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


Erich von Falkenhayn, 1861-1922


December 18, 1916 – World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.


General Erich von Falkenhayn, Chief of the German General Staff