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Erich Ludendorff

(1865—1937) German general


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(1865–1937)

German general. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I he was appointed Chief of Staff to General von Hindenburg and they jointly directed the war effort until the final offensive failed (September 1918). Ludendorff later joined the Nazi Party and served as a member of the Reichstag (1924–28).

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