Alexander von Kluck

Germany General

About Alexander von Kluck

Before World War 1 Kluck was drafted in the Prussian army in 1865 and fought in the war of 1866 against Austria. In 1914 he was colonel general and given command of the first war. Alexander von Kluck was a German general of the world war 1, most famous for his decision to march to pass to the east instead of to the west of Paris at the end of August 1914. He helped the German army invade Belgium in 1914. Kluck remained in the army until he was injured by a shrapne. He retired in October of 1916.