Walther Von Lüttwitz

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Lüttwitz, Walther Von

 

Born Feb. 2, 1859, in Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia; died Sept. 22, 1942, in Breslau (Wroclaw). German military figure; general.

Löttwitz was commander of an army corps in World War I (1914-18). He headed the troops that the Social Democratic government moved into Berlin in January 1919 and that suppressed the uprising of the revolutionary workers. After that he became commander in chief of the army. In March 1920, Liittwitz and the big landholder W. Kapp led a counterrevolutionary mutiny, which was defeated because of the solidarity and unity of action of the German proletariat. After the collapse of the putsch, Liittwitz was retired from service.

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