German Army officer (1865–1937)
Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (sometimes given as von Ludendorff) (April 9, 1865 – December 20, 1937) was a German Army officer, Generalquartiermeister during World War I, victor of Liège, and, with Paul von Hindenburg, one of the victors of the battle of Tannenberg.
|Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff|
|Years of service||1883-1918|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Pour le Mérite|
After the war, he briefly supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. He was not found guilty for his role in the Nazis' unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch. He became disillusioned with politics and retired from public life that year.
- Erich Ludendorff Firstworldwar.com Who's Who
- Ludendorff by H. L. Mencken published in the June 1917 edition of the Atlantic Monthly
- Biography of Erich Ludendorff Archived 2006-04-30 at the Wayback Machine From Spartacus Educational
- My War Memories by Erich Ludendorff at archive.org
- The Triumph Of The Immortal Will by Mathilde Ludendorff at archive.org