Teutonic Titans

Hindenburg, Ludendorff, and the Kaiser's Marshals and Generals, 1847-1955

Blaine Taylor

This book is a heavily illustrated history of German Emperor Wilhelm II's First World War marshals and generals, with maps, photographs, graphics, and cartoons. All battles, campaigns, strategies, tactics, and weaponry are covered. With over 500 photographs this provides a comprehensive history of the Kaiser's senior commanders.
Date Published :
February 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
586 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781557730
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 9.76 X 6.77 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Teutonic Titans: Hindenburg, Ludendorff, and the Kaiser's Marshals and Generals, 1847-1955 covers the era 1847-1955 and is heavily illustrated with over 500 images of German Emperor Wilhelm II's First World War marshals and generals, emphasizing their lives, careers, battles, and campaigns. The book covers both Western and Eastern Fronts, as well as the Balkans, Baltics, Middle, and Far East. It is also heavily detailed with maps, cartoons, graphics, and photographs, plus descriptions of strategies, tactics, weapons, statistics on all losses, and results. Period cartoons add to the vast array of photographic sources worldwide: United States National Archives and Library of Congress (Washington and College Park, Maryland), Imperial War Museum London, Bundesarchiv, Bonn, and also His Majesty's own albums at Doorn House, Holland, many of them previously unpublished. German Crown Prince Wilhelm and Bavarian Crown Prince Rupprecht, all German Chiefs of General Staff and War Ministers are detailed as well, plus all top Allied leaders and commanders: Woodrow Wilson, John J. Pershing, David Lloyd George, King George V, Sir Douglas Haig, and Sir John French among them, Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duke Michael, Frenchmen Henri Petain, Joffre, Foch, and Weygand, as well as those of Serbia, Italy, Greece, Rumania, and Bulgaria.

About The Author

Blaine Taylor is the American author of 22 histories on war, politics, automotives, biography, engineering, architecture, medicine, photography, and aviation. The well-read historian is a former Vietnam War soldier and Military Policeman under enemy fire, political and crime newspaper reporter, award-winning medical journalist, international magazine writer, winner of four political campaigns as a press secretary, and a US Congressional aide on Capitol Hill, Washington, 1991-92.


Preface; Acknowledgments; Timeline of Events; 1 Stage, 1847–1914; 2 East, 1914–18; 3 Middle East, 1914–18; 4 Balkan States, 1916–18; 5 Baltic States, 1916–18; 6 West, 1914–18; 7 Armistice and Revolution, 1918–20; 8 Weimar Republic, 1921–31; 9 Nazis, 1932–34; 10 Scepters, 1935–36; 11 Swastikas, 1937–45; 12 Imperial & Royal Exits, 1951–55; Bibliography.


"...contains more than 500 images of these men and the lives they led. The author excels at producing well-illustrated essay books such as this and has several others to his credit. While a number of the subjects of this book later sided with the Nazis, the work presents a picture of Germany's military leadership before the nation's descent into fascism."

- Military Heritage Magazine

"These profiles offer looks at the person’s origins and career, often with critical comments on their abilities, and at times good use of is made of anecdotes that help illustrate their personality."

- The NYMAS Review

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