Bernhardi, Friedrich Adam Julius von
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Bernhardi, Friedrich Adam Julius von

(November 22, 1849, Saint Petersburg – July 10, 1930, Kunnersdorf, Silesia), German general and military writer. After serving in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871 Bernhardi was posted to Greece and then Switzerland as military attaché. This was followed in 1898 by his appointment as chief of the War Historical Section I at the Great General Staff, where he laid the foundations for his career as a military writer. From 1909, Bernhardi dedicated his entire time in retirement to that activity.

Central to his writings was the propagation of t…

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Gerhards, Thomas, “Bernhardi, Friedrich Adam Julius von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0068>
First published online: 2015



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