Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888) was a Hohenzollern king of Prussia. During his reign Germany was unified into one nation. A younger son, Wilhelm was not expected to become king and had a career in the military. Wilhelm became king in 1861 when his older brother, King Frederick Wilhelm IV, died childless. Wilhelm's wife was Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. They had two children.
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870-1964), Master of Guerrilla Tactics Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (20 March 1870 – 9 March 1964) was a general in the Imperial German Army and the commander of the German East Africa campaign. For four years, with a force that never exceeded about 14,000 (3,000 Germans and 11,000 Africans), he held in check a much larger force of 300,000 British, Belgian, and Portuguese troops. Essentially undefeated in the field.
Genl Koos de la Rey, was a general during the Boer War and is widely regarded as one of the strongest and bravest of the Boer generals during the War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. On 15/09/1914 Genl Beyers sent his car to fetch De la Rey from Jburg to Pta. The two Genls set out for Potchefstroom military camp. They encountered police roadblocks but refused to stop. At Langlaagte the police fired on the speeding car and a bullet struck De la Rey's back, ending his…
Second Boer War - Paul Kruger, leader of the South African Republic, (Transvaal), issued an ultimatum of withdrawal in response to the British ultimatum by Joseph Chamberlain for uitlander rights, which escalated the situation to a state of war
Otto von Bismarck: Der ERSTE Kanzler DER DEUTSCHEN EINHEIT / Ich war mal EIN MITGLIED in dem Verein DER BISMARCKBUND e.V. (Friedrichsruh bei Aumühle im Sachsenwald). Das war die Zeit von August 1986 bis Anfang der 1990er Jahre. In DIESEM Zusammenhang bin ich EIN TRÄGER der BISMARCK-ERINNERUNGSMEDAILLE in BRONZE.
Louis Botha, Commander-in-chief of the Transvaal Boers, fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spion kop. After the fall of Pretoria, he led a concerted guerrilla campaign against the British.