Field Marshal (Germany)

Field Marshal (Germany)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Field Marshal or Generalfeldmarschall in German, was a rank in the armies of several German states and the Holy Roman Empire; in the Austrian Empire, the rank Feldmarschall was used. The rank was the equivalent to a Grand Admiral in the German Navy.In the Prussian Army and later in the German Army the rank had several privileges, such as elevation to nobility, equal rank with ministers of the royal cabinet, right of direct report to the monarch, and a constant escort/protection. In 1854 the rank of Colonel-General (German: Generaloberst) was created in order to promote Prince Wilhelm to senior rank without breaking the rule that only wartime field commanders could receive the rank of field marshal for a victory in a decisive battle or the capture of a fortification or major town. In 1870 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, who had commanded armies during the Franco-Prussian War, became the first Prussian princes appointed field marshals.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587246
  • 9786136587240