Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul von (poul fən lĕtˈō-fôrˈbĕk) [key], 1870–1964, German general. In World War I he conducted a brilliant defense of German East Africa against vastly superior Allied power.

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