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Wilhelm Keitel
Wilhelm Keitel
Wilhelm Keitel
(22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) was a German field marshal who served as Chief of the Armed Forces High Command ( Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
or OKW) in Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
during World War II. According to David Stahel, Keitel was "well known and [...] reviled as Hitler's dependable mouthpiece and habitual yes-man" among his military colleagues.[1]:277 Following the war, Keitel was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Military Tribunal
International Military Tribunal
at Nuremberg. He was found guilty, sentenced to death and executed in 1946
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Cavalry
Cavalry
Cavalry
(from French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry
Cavalry
were historically the most mobile of the combat arms. An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman, dragoon or trooper. The designation of cavalry was not usually given to any military forces that used other animals, such as camels, mules or elephants. Infantry
Infantry
who moved on horseback, but dismounted to fight on foot, were known in the 17th and early 18th centuries as dragoons, a class of mounted infantry which later evolved into cavalry proper while retaining their historic title. Cavalry
Cavalry
had the advantage of improved mobility, and a man fighting from horseback also had the advantages of greater height, speed, and inertial mass over an opponent on foot
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Adjutant
Adjutant
Adjutant
is a military appointment given to an officer who assists the commanding officer with unit administration. The term adjudant is used in French-speaking armed forces as a non-commissioned officer rank similar to a staff sergeant or warrant officer but is not equivalent to the role or appointment of an adjutant. An adjutant general is commander of an army's administrative services.President of Austria Rudolf Kirchschläger
Rudolf Kirchschläger
and commander Karl von Wohlgemuth
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Gymnasium (Germany)
Gymnasium (German pronunciation: [ɡʏmˈnaːzi̯ʊm]; German plural: Gymnasien), in the German education system, is the most advanced of the three types of German secondary schools, the others being Realschule
Realschule
and Hauptschule. Gymnasium strongly emphasizes academic learning, comparable to the British grammar school system or with prep schools in the United States. A student attending gymnasium is called a "Gymnasiast" (German plural: Gymnasiasten). In 2009/10 there were 3,094 gymnasia in Germany, with c. 2,475,000 students (about 28 percent of all precollegiate students during that period), resulting in an average student number of 800 students per school.[1] Gymnasia are generally public, state-funded schools, but a number of parochial and private gymnasia also exist. In 2009/10, 11.1 percent of gymnasium students attended a private gymnasium.[1] These often charge tuition fees, though many also offer scholarships
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Göttingen
Göttingen
Göttingen
(German pronunciation: [ˈɡœtɪŋən]  listen (help·info); Low German: Chöttingen) is a university city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Göttingen. The River Leine
River Leine
runs through the town
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Prussian Army
War of the Spanish Succession Great Northern War War of the Austrian SuccessionFirst Silesian War Second Silesian WarSeven Years' War War of the Bavarian Succession French Revolutionary WarsFirst CoalitionNapoleonic WarsFourth Coalition Sixth Coalition Seventh CoalitionFirst Schleswig
Schleswig
War Second Schleswig
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Commoner
The common people, also known as the common man, commoners, or the masses, are the ordinary people in a community or nation who lack any significant social status, especially those who are members of neither royalty, nobility, the clergy, nor any member of the aristocracy. Whereas historically many civilizations have institutionalized the notion of a common class within society, since the 20th century the term common people has been used in a more general sense to refer to typical members of society in contrast to the highly privileged (in either wealth or influence)
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Berlin
Berlin
Berlin
(/bɜːrˈlɪn/, German: [bɛɐ̯ˈliːn] ( listen)) is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states. With a steadily growing population of approximately 3.7 million,[4] Berlin
Berlin
is the second most populous city proper in the European Union
European Union
behind London
London
and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.[5] Located in northeastern Germany
Germany
on the banks of the rivers Spree
Spree
and Havel, it is the centre of the Berlin- Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Metropolitan Region, which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations.[6][7][8][9] Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin
Berlin
is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate
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Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel
(German pronunciation: [ˌvɔlfn̩ˈbʏtl̩]) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, the administrative capital of Wolfenbüttel District. It is best known as the location of the internationally renowned Herzog August Library
Herzog August Library
and for having the largest concentration of timber-framed buildings in Germany. It is an episcopal see of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick
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Province Of Hanover
The Province of Hanover (German: Provinz Hannover) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1868 to 1946. During the Austro-Prussian War, the Kingdom of Hanover had attempted to maintain a neutral position, along with some other member states of the German Confederation. After Hanover voted in favour of mobilising confederation troops against Prussia on 14 June 1866, Prussia saw this as a just cause for declaring war; the Kingdom of Hanover was soon dissolved and annexed by Prussia
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German Re-armament
The German rearmament (Aufrüstung, German pronunciation: [ˈaʊ̯fˌʀʏstʊŋ]) was an era of rearmament in Germany
Germany
during the interwar period (1918–1939), in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. It began as soon as the treaty was signed, on a small, secret, and informal basis,[1] but it was massively expanded after the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
came to power in 1933. Despite its scale, the Aufrüstung was for years a largely covert operation, carried out mostly in a secretive manner through organizations (some of which were racketeer-style fronts), until the reality of the German rearmament was exposed by Carl von Ossietzky
Carl von Ossietzky
in 1931
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Waffen-SS
The Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
(German pronunciation: [ˈvafən.ɛs.ɛs], Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation
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Western Front (World War I)
Decisive Entente victoryArmistice of Compiègne, end of World War I Central Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified, fall of the German EmpireBelligerentsEntente Powers: France French colonial empire British Empire Australia  Bermuda Canada  India  Newfoundland New Zealand  Southern Rhodesia  South Africa  United Kingdom  United States
United States
(from 1917)  Belgium  Italy (from 1915) Portugal
Portugal
(from 1916) Russian Empire (1916–17) Siam
Siam
(from 1918) Brazil
Brazil
(from 1918)Central Powers:  German Empire  Austria-HungaryCommanders and leaders Joseph Joffre Robert Nivelle Philippe Pétain Ferdinand Foch John French Douglas Haig John J
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Flanders
Flanders
Flanders
(Dutch: Vlaanderen [ˈvlaːndərə(n)] ( listen), French: Flandre [flɑ̃dʁ], German: Flandern, [flɑndɛɹn]) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history. It is one of the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium. The demonym associated with Flanders
Flanders
is Fleming, while the corresponding adjective is Flemish
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First Battle Of The Marne
The Battle of the Marne
Marne
(French: Première bataille de la Marne, also known as the Miracle of the Marne, Le Miracle de la Marne) was a World War I battle fought from 6–10 September 1914.[1] It resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west. The battle was the culmination of the German advance into France
France
and pursuit of the Allied armies which followed the Battle of the Frontiers
Battle of the Frontiers
in August and had reached the eastern outskirts of Paris. A counter-attack by six French armies and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) along the Marne River
Marne River
forced the Imperial German Army to retreat north-west, leading to the First Battle of the Aisne
First Battle of the Aisne
and the Race to the Sea
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Battle Of Verdun
379,000 163,000 killed 216,000 woundedv t eWestern FrontBelgiumHalen Liège Dinant NamurFrontiersCharleroi MonsGreat Retreat1st Marne1st Aisne Antwerp Race to the SeaYser 1st Ypres Winter operations1st Artois 1st Champagne Hartmannswillerkopf Neuve Chapelle 2nd Ypres 2nd Artois 2nd Champagne Loos 3rd Artois Verdun Somme Alberich NivelleArras 2nd Aisne HillsMessines 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) La Malmaison 1st Cambrai SpringMichael Lys 3rd Aisne 2nd MarneHundred DaysAmiensThe Battle of Verdun
Verdun
(Bataille de Verdun, IPA: [bataj də vɛʁdœ̃], Schlacht um Verdun, IPA: [ʃlaxt ˀʊm ˈvɛɐdœŋ]), fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916, was the largest and longest battle of the First World War
First World War
on the Western Front between the German and French armies. The battle took place on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France
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