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Pflanzer-Baltin

General Karl Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin in the snowy field, officers, soldiers with horses at the ready, and a column of soldiers behind him.
Text:
Östl. Kriegsschauplatz. Generaloberst Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin. Serie 29/2. Nach Photographien des Pressedienstess des k.u.k. Kriegsministeriums
Austrian Front. Colonel General Baron von Pflanzer-Baltin. After photographs of the press office of the Imperial and Royal Ministry of War.
Reverse:
Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.
Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album
Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges
War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX
For Gloria Victoria album
Collection and reference book of international war
Reverse:
Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.
Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album
Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges
War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX
For Gloria Victoria album
Collection and reference book of international war.

General Karl Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin in the snowy field.

Image text

Östl. Kriegsschauplatz. Generaloberst Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin. Serie 29/2. Nr. 46. Nach Photographien des Pressedienstess des k.u.k. Kriegsministeriums



Austrian Front. Colonel General Baron von Pflanzer-Baltin. After photographs of the press office of the Imperial and Royal Ministry of War.



Reverse:

Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.

Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album

Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges



War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX

For Gloria Victoria album

Collection and reference book of international war.

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Austrian General Karl Freiherr von Pflanzer-Baltin was brought out of retirement in 1914 to command the new Austro-Hungarian Seventh Army as the Empire was reeling from its defeats by Russia and Serbia. On Janury 22, 1915 his army retook the Kirlibaba Pass, and advanced through Bukovina, taking Czernowitz, the capital, on February 18.

In the Brusilov Offensive of 1916, Brusilov's forces breached the Austro-Hungarian lines in Poland and Galicia, and Pflanzer-Baltin’s Seventh Army was driven out of the Bukovina and pushed back against the Carpathian Mountains. On the Seventh Army's left wing, General Bothmer’s Süd Force did well, but had to retreat to protect its flanks. On June 8, Austro-Hungarian commander Conrad von Hötzendorf rushed to Berlin to beg for help. German General von Seeckt took effective command of Pfanzer-Baltin's forces.

In July 1918, Pflanzer-Baltin took command of Austro-Hungarian forces in Albania. On October 1, 1918 he began withdrawal from the country. Late to learn of the armistice, he surrendered his army on November 18, 1918.

Austria-Hungary

Roles held by Pflanzer-Baltin

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - General