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Hindenburg Program
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Hindenburg Program

Economic and armaments program of the Supreme Army Command. Two days after taking over military leadership in Germany, on August 31, 1916, the Operations Branch of the Supreme Army Command (Hindenburg/Ludendorff ) presented the Prussian War Ministry with demands for the wholesale impressment of all economic resources for the war effort and a considerable expansion of armaments production. It was soon common parlance to speak of the “Hindenburg Program.” The armaments program was…

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Geyer, Martin H., “Hindenburg Program”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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