Groener, Wilhelm
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Groener, Wilhelm

(November 22, 1867, Ludwigsburg – May 3, 1939, Bornstedt [today part of Potsdam]), German general and first quartermaster general in the general staff of the field army. The son of a warrant officer from Württemberg, Groener owed his career in the Prussian-German Army solely to his exceptional skills and was one of the leading “technicians” whose opinions gained increasing weight in the general staff. Groener was a cultivated and liberal man, although he was also receptive to the …

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Kitchen, Martin, “Groener, Wilhelm”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0258>
First published online: 2015



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