Eastern Command
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Eastern Command

A military state established by German occupation forces under the auspices of General Erich Ludendorff in Russian Empire territory. Between 1915 and 1918, Eastern Command included what are now the countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and parts of Belarus. The full title of Eastern Command was “Supreme Command of All German Forces in the East,” entrusted since November 1914 to Field Marshal von Hindenburg. When Hindenburg and his Chief of Staff Ludendorff assumed command of the…

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Liulevicius, Vejas Gabriel, “Eastern Command”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0174>
First published online: 2015



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