Was he the mastermind of war or a military genius? Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, who led the Austrian-Hungarian army, is one of the most important figures of World War I. However, his case for war ultimately caused the death of the empire. An interesting video explores Austria-Hungary's strategic mastermind and the complexities of his legacy.
- Ask the class to consider the characteristics of leadership using von Hötzendorf as a case study
- Part of Who Did What in World War I? video biography series
- Picture of deceased emperor may make the video unsuitable for some viewers
- Video assumes detailed knowledge of the war's causes and outcomes
- Thorough in its coverage of Hötzendorf's role during the war
- Engaging narrator makes clear Hötzendorf's significance within the war