Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916) first saw active service in the Franco / Prussian War of 1870. Rapidly rising through the ranks of the officer corps he became aide-de-camp to Kaiser WilhelmⅡ, thus becoming part of the Emperor’s inner circle. In 1902 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and was given, two years later, the post of Deputy Chief of the General staff. Here he inspects the Prussian Infantry on maneuvers.
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After his resignation from the government, following the Dardanelles debacle, Winston rejoined the Army and was appointed Commanding Officer of the 6th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers in France. Here he...
Dressed in the traditional dark green coat of the Russian infantry the supreme leader of the Imperial Army provides a “blessing” for the departing regiment.