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Modern Soldier In A Busby: August Von Mackensen, 1914–1916

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Theo Schwarzmüller's biography was far more concerned with Mackensen's social attitudes than with his military exploits. This article tries to fill that gap and deals with August von Mackensen's career as a military commander, which essentially covered the years 1914-16. First, Mackensen was not simply the front man for his chief of staff, who did all of Mackensen's thinking for him. Second, he was able to make the jump from the tactical level of command to the operational fairly smoothly. Third, he was able to incorporate the emerging technologies of improving artillery and aircraft into his campaigns. Finally, the subject of occupation policy, both in the west and east, has attracted attention that has brought forth several interesting works. For all of his rather anachronistic appearance, marked by his trademark hussar's busby, he was indeed a twentieth century soldier.

Keywords: 1914-16; artillery; August von Mackensen's; busby; occupation policy; Theo Schwarzmüller's biography; twentieth century



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