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Bataillonsführer is a German paramilitary title[1] that has existed since the First World War. Originally, the title of Bataillonsführer was held by the officer commanding an infantry battalion (most often a Major). After the close of World War I, the title became one of several paramilitary ranks in the Freikorps.

The last usage of Bataillonsführer, as a paramilitary title, was in 1945 when the position was held by battalion commanders of Volkssturm units.


  1. ^ Bataillonsführer, Reverso online Dictionary. Retrieved July 2011