The popularity of this legend - that the German army was undefeated in battle but sabotaged by the home front - did much to condition the country for Adolf Hitler's ascent.
In 1916, when Hindenburg was appointed chief of staff, he made Ludendorff his quartermaster general.Hindenburg, assisted by Ludendorff, worked on the mobilisation of Germany to prosecute 'total' warfare, staking everything on the stubborn pursuit of a 'victorious peace' that would secure German gains.A place to discover silence, northern lights, glistening snow clad forests, reindeer, cloudberries, kettle coffee and much more.Scandinavia is a region of incredible natural beauty.Choose from a City Stay or Multi City package, offering you the opportunity to visit more than one city for an exciting European vacation. *Transfers between cities are detailed in each package.
Some packages include tours in addition to accommodations, and every package can be customized to your needs: you can easily add extra dates, alternate hotel accommodations, optional sightseeing tours and more. Discover Norway, Sweden and even Russia for incredible landscapes, rich culture and perhaps a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights.In 1917, Ludendorff supported unrestricted submarine warfare which brought the United States into the war.After Russia's withdrawal from the war in 1917, Ludendorff played a key role in the resulting Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.From 1924 to 1928 he was a Nazi member of the Reichstag.After falling out with the Nazis he retired and died on 20 December 1937.And discover a land of fire and ice in Iceland, where warm mineral springs, geysers and glaciers shape the landscape.