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Source:   Foch (left) and Ludendorff (right) were both highly capable and experienced commanders after years of war  

Generals Erich Ludendorff and Ferdinand Foch were two of the best commanders of the war. Both had extensive experience when they faced off in 1918. Ludendorff had learned modern tactics and battle planning on the Eastern Front, when he was chief of staff to General Paul von Hindenburg from 1914 to 1916.

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