General Erich Ludendorff was one of the most important military individuals of the last century, yet today, one of the least known. One of the top two German generals of World War I, Ludendorff dominated not only his superiorGeneral Paul von Hindenburgbut also Germany??s head of state, Kaiser Wilhelm II. For years, Ludendorff was the military dictator of Germany.
Ludendorff not only dictated all aspects of World War I, he refused all opportunities to make peace; he antagonized the Americans until they declared war; he sent Lenin into Russia to forge a revolution in order to shut down the Russian front; and then he pushed for total military victory in 1918, in a rabid slaughter known as The Ludendorff Offensive.”
Ludendorff lost the War in 1918. Shortly thereafter, he created the murderous legend that Germany had lost this war only because Jews had conspired on the home front, in what he called a stab in the back.” He soon forged an alliance with Hitler, endorsed the Nazis, and wrote maniacally about how Germans needed a new world war, to redeem the Fatherland.
This savage man had staggering designs to build a gigantic state that would dwarf the British Empire, sweep across all of Africa, then the Middle East, Central Europe, Persia and even India. Simply stated, he wanted the world. His plans, person, and ambitions were the prototype for his good younger friend, Adolf Hitler.
All in all, Ludendorff was the key German, instrumental in both world wars and the Russian Revolution. He changed the 20th century beyond recognition.
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|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781619027589 (DRM-EPUB)|
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