Flex, Walter
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Flex, Walter

(July 6, 1887, Eisenach – October 16, 1917 [killed in action], Ösel, Estonia), German author. Flex was the son of a teacher. After studying and earning a doctorate (1910), he worked as a private tutor, among others, for the Bismarck family. Having volunteered for the war in 1914, he initially served in the Argonne before being trained as an officer in the vicinity of Posen (1915). He was subsequently deployed in Lithuania, but returned to the Western Front in 1917. From July 1917 onward, Flex spent a short time in Berlin revising the book The Russian Spring Offensive of 1916 (Die ru…

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Schneider, Thomas F., “Flex, Walter”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0207>
First published online: 2015



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