Hentsch, Richard
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Hentsch, Richard

(December 18, 1869, Cologne – February 13, 1918, Bucharest), German officer. After a private education in Berlin, Hentsch joined the 103rd Infantry Regiment (4th Saxon) in Bautzen in 1888. In 1899 he was posted to the Imperial General Staff, initially for two years, and then transferred there in 1902. He was promoted lieutenant colonel on April 20, 1914, and at the outbreak of war took up the post of head of the intelligence department to the chief of the General Staff of Field Fo…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Hentsch, Richard”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0275>
First published online: 2015



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