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William Balck

William Balck German general

German general
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Intro German general
A.K.A. Balck
Countries Germany
Occupations Author
Gender male
Birth 1858 (Osnabrück)
Death 1924 (Aurich)
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Biography

Konrad Friedrich August Henry William Balck (October 19, 1858, Osnabrück – July 15, 1924, Aurich) was a Prussian officer and military officer who reached the rank of Generalleutnant during World War I. He was the son of British Lieutenant Colonel Georg Balck (English: George Philipp Balck) and his wife Charlotte née Lütgen, daughter of Major General Conrad Friedrich Lütgen (1790–1854) and his wife Dorothee Charlotte Lackemann.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd and 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1918) in Black
  • Order of the Crown 2nd Class with Star and Swords (1917)
  • Pour le Mérite (9 March 1918)
  • Order of the Red Eagle 2nd Class with Star, Oak Leaves and Swords (18 August 1918)

Writings

  • Kriegsspiel und Übungsritt als Vorschule für die Truppenführung, (War Games and Exercise Rides as Preschool for the Leading of Combined Arms Formations) (Berlin: Eisenschmitt, 1913)
  • Die englische Armee im Felde, (The English Army in the Field), (Berlin : Bath, 1913)
  • Nachtgefechte und Nachtübungen, (Night Engagements and Night Exercises), (Berlin : Eisenschmidt, 1910)
  • Kleiner Krieg, (Small Wars), (Berlin-Charlottenburg : Verlag Offene Worte, 1923)
  • Entwickelung der Taktik im Weltkriege, (Development of Tactics in the World War), first edition (Berlin : Eisenschmidt, 1920)
  • Entwickelung der Taktik im Weltkriege, (Development of Tactics in the World War), expanded edition (Berlin : R. Eisenschmidt, 1922)
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