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The team of Ludendorff and Hindenburg, together since 1914--Ludendorff the bold, but excitable, strategist and controller--Hindenburg the steady figurehead, beloved by the German people. Below: At German General Headquarters in 1917, Hindenburg as Chief of the German General Staff, briefs Kaiser Wilhelm while Ludendorff, First Quartermaster General, observes.

Below: Frontline German soldiers on whose shoulders fall the orders from above.

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