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(German ˈmɔltkə)
1. (Biography) Count Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von (ˈhɛlmuːt joˈhanəs ˈluːtvɪç fɔn). 1848–1916, German general; chief of the German general staff (1906–14)
2. (Biography) his uncle Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard von (ˈhɛlmuːt karl ˈbɛrnhart fɔn). 1800–91, German field marshal; chief of the Prussian general staff (1858–88)
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(ˈmɔlt kə)

1. Helmuth Karl, 1800–91, Prussian field marshal.
2. his nephew, Helmuth Johannes,Count von, 1848–1916, German general.
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I had trained them in military discipline and in so much of the art of war as I had gleaned from extensive read-ing of the campaigns of Napoleon, Von Moltke, Grant, and the ancients.
It was doing for the forty or fifty Bell Companies what Von Moltke did for the German army prior to the Franco-Prussian War.
Von Sternberg was the Moltke of this War in the Air, but it was the curious hard romanticism of Prince Karl Albert that won over the hesitating Emperor to the scheme.
Smith first cast Connor in "A Journey to Kreisau," which tells the story of Helmuth James von Moltke and Freya von Moltke, who were central figures in the German resistance to the Nazis.
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A capable, energetic, and determined commander; his performance in the Marne campaign was exemplary; had his superiors, Generals von Moltke and von Bulow, performed half so well, Germany would have won the war in September 1914.
Dipak Rastogi, CVCI's founder and leader since its inception in 2001, will not stay with the venture, according to an internal memo from Jamie Forese, Citigroup's co-president, and James von Moltke, head of corporate mergers and acquisitions.
"A Journey to Kreisau" tells the powerful story about the real-life Helmuth James von Moltke and Freya von Moltke, who were central figures in the German resistance to the Nazis.
Here he presents the first half of his treatise, challenging the orthodox of opinion that Helmuth von Moltke, Prussian/German chief of general staff 1858-88 was a military genius.
Fromkin eventually offers both by identifying the murderers of European peace: Austrian Foreign Minister Count Leopold von Berchtold and Germany's Minister of War and Chief of the General Staff, Generals Erich von Falkenhayn and Helmuth von Moltke. He concludes that "Moltke and Falkenhayn had succeeded in an unprecedented act of political hijacking; they had taken over Berchtold's war against Serbia, and had forced it instead to take them to their own war against France and Russia."
An intelligent and thoughtful man and a gifted staff officer, Moltke was too aware of his own failings to have much self-confidence; asked by the Kaiser if he could switch the army to the east after mobilization had commenced, he replied that it was impossible in light of the complex mobilization plans, and the Kaiser answered, "Your uncle would have given me a different answer"; this anecdote perhaps shows both Moltke's weakness and problems as a supreme commander.
The bank said that it has hired James von Moltke from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) to head its corporate mergers group in New York.