Concept

Walter Nicolai

Summary
General Walter Nicolai (August 1, 1873 – May 4, 1947) was the first senior IC (intelligence) officer in the Imperial German Army. He came to run the German military intelligence service, Abteilung IIIb, and became an important pro-war propagandist in Germany during the First World War of 1914-1918. According to Höhne and Zolling, he helped to found the German Fatherland Party in 1917. Early life Nicolai was the son of a Prussian Army captain and a farmer's daughter in Braunschweig. In 1893, he selected a military career. He studied from 1901 to 1904 at the War Academy in Berlin. Shortly before his appointment as Chief of the Intelligence Service of the German High Command, he is known to have taken trips to Russian Empire and spoke fluent Russian. Nicolai was a German nationalist and a monarchist, but otherwise considered to be apolitical. In 1906, Nicolai began his career in Abteilung IIIb and took command over the East Prussian news station in Königsberg. He buil
About this result
This page is automatically generated and may contain information that is not correct, complete, up-to-date, or relevant to your search query. The same applies to every other page on this website. Please make sure to verify the information with EPFL's official sources.
Related publications

Loading

Related people

Loading

Related units

Loading

Related concepts

Loading

Related courses

Loading

Related lectures

No results