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Item # 584101

August 30, 1916

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, August 30, 1916

* Paul von Hindenburg
* German Chief of Staff


This 14 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "SUPREME COMMAND TO VON HINDENBURG"
"Kaiser William Has Dismissed Gen. von Falkenhayn and Named Field Marshal von Hindenburg Chief of Staff"
. 1st report coverage of Paul von Hindenburg being named the new German chief of staff. See photos for text.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning, some margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: By the summer of 1916 Erich von Falkenhayn had been discredited by the bogging-down of the Verdun Offensive and the near-collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Army caused by the Brusilov Offensive and the entry of Romania into the war on the Allied side. In August Hindenburg succeeded him as Chief of the General Staff, although real power was exercised by his deputy, Erich Ludendorff. Hindenburg in many ways served as the real commander-in-chief of the German armed forces instead of the Kaiser who had been reduced to a mere figurehead while Ludendorff served as the de facto general chief of staff. From 1916 onwards, Germany became an unofficial military dictatorship, often called the "Silent dictatorship"[3] by historians.

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