Murray, Williamson
September 2008
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p42
The article explores the military tactics applied by German Chief of Staff Erich Ludendorff during World War I. It is noted that Ludendorff excelled precisely in some tactical and technical areas, and he soon became a junior member of the Great General Staff. As Ludendorff rolled forward through complex firelights, he was probably also involved in a number of atrocities, in which German troops shot Belgian civilians. To further reduce the strain on the army, Ludendorff ordered a withdrawal to curtail the line the army had to defend on the Western Front.


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