Hoffmann, Max
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Hoffmann, Max

(January 25, 1869, Homberg near Kassel – July 8, 1927, Bad Reichenhall), German general. The son of a judge, Hoffmann was first posted to the Russian section of the general staff in 1899 and permanently assigned in 1901. In 1904/1905 he was assigned as an observer to the Russo-Japanese War where he was with the Japanese army in Manchuria. He was promoted lieutenant colonel in 1914 and assigned to the staff of the Eighth Army under General von Prittwitz with the task of defending the …

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Afflerbach, Holger, “Hoffmann, Max”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0289>
First published online: 2015



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