William Balck

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William Balck
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Born 19 October 1858
Osnabrück, Kingdom of Hanover
Died 15 July 1924(1924-07-15) (aged 65)
Aurich, Province of Hanover, Free State of Prussia, Weimar Republic
Allegiance  German Empire
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1876–1919
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 51. Reserve-Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Pour le Mérite
Relations Hermann Balck (son)

William Balck (19 October 1858 in Osnabrück – 15 July 1924 in Aurich) was a Prussian officer and military officer who reached the rank of generalleutnant during World War I. He was the son of British Lieutenant Colonel Georg and his wife Charlotte, née Lütgen, daughter of Major General Conrad Friedrich Lütgen (1790–1854) and his wife Dorothee Charlotte Lackemann.

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  • Kriegsspiel und Übungsritt als Vorschule für die Truppenführung, (War Games and Exercise Rides as Preschool for the Leading of Combined Arms Formations) (Berlin: Eisenschmitt, 1913)
  • Die englische Armee im Felde, (The English Army in the Field), (Berlin : Bath, 1913)
  • Nachtgefechte und Nachtübungen, (Night Engagements and Night Exercises), (Berlin : Eisenschmidt, 1910)
  • Kleiner Krieg, (Small Wars), (Berlin-Charlottenburg : Verlag Offene Worte, 1923)
  • Entwickelung der Taktik im Weltkriege, (Development of Tactics in the World War), first edition (Berlin : Eisenschmidt, 1920)
  • Entwickelung der Taktik im Weltkriege, (Development of Tactics in the World War), expanded edition (Berlin : R. Eisenschmidt, 1922)

References[edit]

  • Hildebrand, Karl-Friedrich and Zweng, Christian (1999). Die Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite des I. Weltkriegs, Band 1: A-G. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2505-7.

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