Freiherr von Speidel
(13.09.1856 - 24.02.1943)
place of birth: München,
Königreich Bayern: Div-Kdr,
Royal Bavarian cavalry general
Maximilian von Speidel was called out of retirement at the start of the
Great War. He was responsible for standing up the 6th Royal Bavarian
Reserve Division, which was initially engaged in Flanders at Ypres.
Additionally, the 25-year old Austrian Adolf Hitler served in a reserve
regiment which was subordinate to this division. Later on during the
War, von Speidel was transferred to the Royal Bavarian War Ministry in
Munich, where he worked as state council (Staatsrat) for Military
Affairs from 1916 through 1919. He was married to Anna Maria, Countess of
Arco auf Valley. Prior to the Great War, in 1888, Freiherr von Speidel
accompanied Her Royal Highness Therese Princess of Bavaria during her
scientific expedition to Brazil.
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