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Marwitz, Georg von der
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Marwitz, Georg von der

( July 3, 1856, Klein Nossin [Kreis Stolp] – October 28, 1929, Wundichow [Kreis Stolp]), German general. Marwitz joined the 2nd Garde-Ulan Regiment in 1875. He began his career in the Guards Cavalry and later served in the General Staff. He was appointed major in 1894, colonel in 1904, major-general in 1908, lieutenant general as well as commander of the 2nd Division in 1911, and inspector general of the cavalry in 1913. Entrusted with the task of reconnoitering and deceiving …

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Marwitz, Georg von der”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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