field marshal

Definitions of field marshal
  1. noun
    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)
    Erwin Rommel
    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)
    type of:
    marshal, marshall
    (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
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