Source: Der Weltkrieg, 2 (1915): 51.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Official photograph of General Erich Ludendorff (1865–1937), who was the Chief of Staff for Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg. He played a critical role in halting the Russian invasion of East Prussia and then driving German armies deep into Russia. In 1916, Ludendorff became the Quartermaster General of the German Army and transfered with Hindenburg to the Western Front. By the end of the war, Ludendorff and Hindenburg had become virtual military dictators of the empire. The general launched the final Spring Offensive in the West in 1918 in a last ditch effort to win the war before the Central Powers collapsed. Source: Der Weltkrieg, 2 (1915): 51.