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Rudolf Krüger received the Ritterkreuz as Oberfeldwebel and Zugführer of 6.Kompanie/Infanterie-Regiment 32

"Dedicated to all the young men who answered their countries calls but never wanted war.

Kaiser Wilhelm II strikes a pose. (Commander in Chief of the German armed forces throughout World War I)   "Boys, let’s make like pre-1871 German states and unify"

collective-history: Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm son of Kaiser Wilhelm II strikes a pose.

A photo of the legendary Reichskanzler Otto Von Bismarck in his older years.

“"A conquering army on the border will not be halted by the power of eloquence.

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Highland Territorials in a trench [La Gorgue, France], August I know these soldiers would have been very proud of their uniform, but a kilt just doesn’t seem like the most practical uniform to wear in a trench.

Hommes de la M.G.K. du Bay.J.R.5 ou Bay.R.J.R.5 en position dans une tranchée avec leur MG08.

Hommes de la M.G.K. du Bay.J.R.5 ou Bay.R.J.R.5 en position dans une tranchée avec leur MG08.

Nicholas and his cousin, Kaiser Wilhelm II, having a pleasant meeting in early 1914.  A few months later they would be at war with each other.

WWI: Kaiser Wilhelm II, grandson of Queen Victoria Prince Albert, Tsar Nicholas II husband of granddaughter of Queen Victoria Prince Albert, The loss of WWI cost King Wilhelm his throne Tsar Nicholas his life the life of his wife children.

Three generations.  Kaiser Wilhelm II, son Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, and grandson Prince Wilhelm, eldest child of Friedrich.

Three generations: Kaiser Wilhelm II, son Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, and grandson Prince Wilhelm, eldest child of Friedrich.

Flora Sandes - the only British woman to officially serve in WWI as a soldier although she originally she served as a nurse in the war. She got involved in a hand-to-hand combat and got wounded by a grenade. She was awarded the Order of the Karađorđe’s Star for this courageous act. Later she was Sergeant Major and then even became captain.

Flora Sandes-the only British woman to serve in combat in WWI. was the only British woman to officially serve as an infantryman in the war, the first woman to ever be commissioned as an officer in the Serbian army,

Emperor-in-exile Wilhelm II with his grandson Prince Louis Ferdinand in 1929.

Kaiser Wilhelm and Prince Louis Ferdinand, a member of the Hohenzollern family. Louis Ferdinand was the pretender to the abolished German monarchy, staunch opponent of the Nazi Party in Germany, a businessman, and patron of the arts.

Wilhelm II the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. Mercurial, insecure and easily led, he had a fanatical hatred of his cousin, England's King George VII, and a need to be considered leader of a Great Power (despite Germany being a small country with little international clout).

Wilhelm II the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. Mercurial, insecure and easily led, he had a fanatical hatred of his cousin, England's King George VII, and a need to be considered leader of a Great Power

General der Panzertruppe Walther Nehring (15 August 1892 - 20 April 1983), commander 18. Panzer Division, XXIV. Panzerkorps, 5. Panzerarmee, 1. Panzerarmee. Knight's Cross on 24 July 1941, 383rd Oak Leaves on 08 February 1944, 124th Swords on 22 January 1945. Following the end of the war, Nehring wrote a comprehensive history of the German Panzer forces from 1916 to 1945: "Die Geschichte der deutschen Panzerwaffe 1916 bis 1945".

General der Panzertruppe Walther Nehring (15 August 1892 - 20 April 1983), commander 18. Panzer Division, XXIV. Panzerkorps, 5. Panzerarmee, 1. Panzerarmee. Knight's Cross on 24 July 1941, 383rd Oak Leaves on 08 February 1944, 124th Swords on 22 January 1945. Following the end of the war, Nehring wrote a comprehensive history of the German Panzer forces from 1916 to 1945: "Die Geschichte der deutschen Panzerwaffe 1916 bis 1945".

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