Falkenhayn, Erich von (1861-1922), a German army officer. Falkenhayn was Prussian war minister, 1913-15, and chief of the German General Staff from December, 1914, to August, 1916.
WHAT'S INSIDE: WORLD WAR I
World War I was the great armed conflict of 191418. Until World War II, it was often called the Great War because it was the most destructive and widespread war the world had ever seen.
World War I, also known as the Great War, left Germany and other countries humiliated and angry. Germany viewed the armistice that ended World War I as a truce, rather than a surrender. This view was ignored. Learn about events that led to World War II.