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us: Lettow-Vorbeck, General von (Paul Emil), 1870-1964

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Paul Emil
  • Variants

    • us: Lettow-Vorbeck, Colonel von (Paul Emil), 1870-1964
    • us: Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-1964
    • us: Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul von, 1870-1964
    • us: Von Lettow-Vorbeck, General (Paul Emil), 1870-1964
    • us: Von Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil, 1870-1964
    • us: Vorbeck, Lettow-, General von (Paul Emil), 1870-1964
    • us: Vorbeck, Paul Emil von Lettow-, 1870-1964
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saarlouis (Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hamburg (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Germany
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Germany. Heer. Schutztruppen
        • Organization: (naf) Germany. Reichstag
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Generals
          (lcsh) Legislators
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
      • Sources

        • found: His My reminiscences of East Africa, 1920.
        • found: Hoyt, E.P. Guerilla, c1981: t.p. (Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck) CIP galley (General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck; Von Lettow-Vorbeck; Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck)
        • found: Brockh. Enzykl., v. 11, 1970 (Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul von; Prussian general; b. 3-20-1870 in Saarlouis; d. 3-9-1964 in Hamburg)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von; foreign military officer, colonial founder/official; born 1870 in Saarlouis, Germany; was member of the German detachment of the Eight-Nation Alliance army sent to China to suppress the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901); was appointed head of the Schutztruppen (Protective Forces) in German East Africa (1914); entered Portuguese East Africa on 25 November 1917; back in Germany he was welcomed as a hero, and a parade was organized in his honor in Berlin (1919); served as a deputy in the Reichstag (1928-1930); declined Hitler's offer of the ambassadorship to Great Britain; published his autobiography, Mein Leben (My Life) (1957); died 1964 in Hamburg, Germany)
      • Change Notes

        • 1981-11-11: new
        • 2015-04-20: revised
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