Eichhorn, Hermann von
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Eichhorn, Hermann von

(February 13, 1848, Breslau [current Wrocław] – July 30, 1918, Kiev), German field marshal. Eichhorn attended military academy after participating in the wars of 1866 and 1870/1871, and joined the general staff in 1883. In 1904 he became commanding general of the XVIIIth Army Corps in Frankfurt am Main, and in 1912 moved to Saarbrücken as inspector-general of the Seventh Army inspectorate; here in 1913 he was promoted to colonel general (Generaloberst). Eichhorn was to take over command of the Fifth Army in Metz in the event of mobilization, but,…

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Kleine Vennekate, Erik, “Eichhorn, Hermann von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0177>
First published online: 2015



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