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Friedrich von Bernhardi
Friedrich von Bernhardi was born in 1849 in Esthonia, then part of the Russian Empire.  Bernhardi's fame was achieved when he was a Prussian Cavalryman during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, and managed to be the first German to ride through the Arc de Triomphe during the Germans' victory parade.  Following this service, he joined the German army's general staff as and archivist and led the war history section from 1898 until 1901. 

During the World War, Berhardi was in command of the Berhardi Corps, part of Group
Woyrsch, which straddled the Pinsk Marshes and the Volhynian plain.  His force was located north of the Lutsk sector, which was the scene of the most devastating attack the Russians launched during the war.  He was awarded the Pour le Merite in 1916, following a challenging service on the Eastern Front as the Brussilov Offensive threatened to cave in the whole southern sector.  Berhardi wrote Germany and the Next War, well before the outbreak of World War I. 

Friedrich von Bernhardi died in 1930.

GWS, 11/01

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Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, July 1916
Immediately following the Brussilow Offensive
Army Group Linsingen, Gen. d. Inf.
von Linsingen
IV. Armee, Generaloberst
von Tersztyanszky
Bernhardi Group, Gen. d. Kav. von Bernhardi
  German comb. inf. div., Genmj. Rusche
  XI. Bay. inf. div., Genlt.
von Kneußl
Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, August 1916
Immediately following the declaration of war by Roumania

Army Group Linsingen, Gen. d. Inf.
von Linsingen
IV. Armee, Generaloberst
von Tersztyanszky
Bernhardi Army Group, Gen. d. Kav., von Bernhardi
  Comb. German div., Genmj. Rusche
  CVII. Deutsch div., Genmj. Hahndorff
Orders of Battle:  Roumanian Front, November 1916
Immediately following Roumania's defeat by the Quadruple Alliance
Bernhardi Army Group, XCII. Deutsch inf. div., Genmj. Rusche
     II. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Kaiser
          IV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Pfeffer
          XLI. Honved inf. div., Genmj.
Schamschula
Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, mid-July 1917
I
mmediately following the Kerensky Offensive
Army Group Linsingen, Gen. d. Inf.
von Linsingen
IV. K.u.K. Armee, Generaloberst
von Kirchbach
Kowel Det., Gen. d. Kav. von Bernhardi
  XLV. Deutsch Landwehr div., Genmj. von Reyher
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