The Reichswehr-Brigade 10 Hannover of the Vorläufige Reichswehr was formed in June 1919 from the Freikorps units Freikorps Oldenburg, Freikorps Caspari, Freiwilligen Jägerkorps Niedersachsen and several smaller units formed in the area of Generalkommando X. Armeekorps Hannover.

It merged with Reichswehr-Brigade 36 in October 1919 into Reichswehr-Brigade 10 of the Übergangsheer.

It was used to form 6. Division in October 1920.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Walter von Hülsen (15 May 1919 - 30 Sep 1920)

Wehrkreis

VI

Order of battle (Vorläufige Reichswehr)

Niedersächs.Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 19
Niedersächs.Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 20
Reichswehr-Jäger.Btl 10
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 10
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 10
schwere Reichswehr-Artillerie-Abteilung 10
Regierungsschutztruppe Bremen
Reichswehr-Abteilung Rheinland

Order of battle (Oct 1919, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 19
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 20
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 110
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 10
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 10
Reichswehr-Pionier-Btl 10

Order of battle (May 1920, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 19
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 20
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 110
Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 10

Notable members

Werner von Blomberg (Minister of Defense 1933-1935, Minister of War 1935-1938, reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall in 1936, he resigned from his posts following the scandal involving his marriage to Luise Margarethe Gruhn)
Karl Burk (Served in Artillerie-Regiment 10, later division-commander in the Waffen-SS)
Wilhem Keitel ("LaKeitel" ("Lackey"), Head of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht 1938-1945, reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1940, sentenced to death and hanged as a major war criminal at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946)

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

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