Germany became a unified nation in 1871. The area that became Germany in 1871 was formerly comprised of separate sovereign nations (Prussia, Bavaria, etc), each of which maintained their own army. After unification, the German Imperial Army maintained much of the organizational structure of the formerly independent armies. These armies were incorporated into the German Imperial Army as component armies, the Prussian Army being the largest.
About this Database:
This collection consists of over 200 military books listing military officers and other details of military organization for the German army and its predecessor states. The location field will return search results for the city where content was published. To search for a location name, enter it in the keyword field.
The information provided on individual officers and other military personnel varies. However, it generally includes the following information:
- Regiment or other Military Unit
- Year Range