The Reichswehr-Brigade 40 Berlin of the Vorläufige Reichswehr was formed June 1919 from the Freikorps unit Division von Lettow des Garde-Kavallerie-Schützen-Korps.

It merged with Reichswehr-Brigade 9 in October 1919.


Generalleutnant Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (? June 1919 - ? Oct 1919)

Order of battle (Vorläufige Reichswehr)

Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 79
Reichswehr-Jäger-Btl. 40
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 40

Notable members

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (General in the Imperial German Army and famous as commander of the German East Africa campaign)

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

Reference material on this unit

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