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The Desert Baron : Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons; The Military History of Baron Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein (Paperback)

Author: Crease, Conrad

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German military officers are often described in terms of their brilliant tactics, but rarely portrayed as humanitarians. In Conrad Kenneth Crease?s The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons, readers are introduced to a man whose Teutonic ancestry and inherent compassion brought honor and respect to himself and his country. Baron Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein?s stellar leadership of the Turks in the Mesopotamian Theater led to dramatic disorder of their British enemies. His role in the escape of the German ships Goeben and Breslau makes for a fascinating read, as do his heroic efforts to save the Armenian population from Turkish genocide. In 1923, as the Chief of Arms in the Ministry of Defense, von Kress was instrumental in quelling the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler?s first major attempt to take control. The author, a von Kress family descendant, delivers a fascinating and fast-moving story for history buffs, as well as readers who appreciate a mesmerizing biography.


Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Mfg Part# 9781439221006
SKU 212986841
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439221006
Release Date 3/15/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0260
Publisher Booksurge Publishing
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