Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
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Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg

(December 23, 1865, Vienna – October 29, 1939, Altshausen Castle in the district of Ravensburg), Prussian and Wuerttemberg field marshal.

Albrecht had joined the army in 1883; at the start of the war the then colonel general and Wuerttembergian heir to the throne was given command of the German Fourth Army, which he led through the Ardennes into France. In October the Fourth Army was transferred to Flanders where it participated in the fighting at the Ypres salient (First Battle of Ypres, …

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Kress, Wolfgang, “Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0010>
First published online: 2015



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