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an officer holding the highest rank in the army
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Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre
French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
British field marshal (1850-1916)
Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov
Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
Archibald Percival Wavell
British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
(in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
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