The 1. Marine-Brigade (also known as the Eiserne Brigade) was raised in Kiel after the naval mutiny. It was disbanded on 15 May 1919.


von Roden

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando des Garde-Korps (Berlin)

Order of battle

1. Marine-Regiment
2. Marine-Regiment

Notable members

Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Dipl. Ing. Walter Fröhlich
Generalmajor Hans Rauch (Luftwaffe)
Konteradmiral z.V. Wilhelm Rümann
Konteradmiral (Ing.) Alfred Schulze
Generalleutnant Theodor Spieß (Luftwaffe)
Konteradmiral Ludwig Stummel
Konteradmiral (Ing.) Wilhelm Tackenberg
Konteradmiral (Ing.) Paul-Willy Zieb
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Carlos Caballero Jurado - The German Freikorps 1918-1923
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

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