- Article by Tom Notten
- Published on October 12th, 2016
Heinz Guderian was born June 17th, 1888 in west Prussian Kulm, now Chelmno, Poland, the son of a career officer. In 1901 he went to military school and subsequently to the military academy in Berlin, graduating in 1907. Guderian went on to serve in the 10.Jägerbattalion, commanded by his father. Next, Guderian commenced officer’s training in Metz which was part of the German Empire at the time. After graduating in 1908, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and returned to 10.Jägerbattalion. Thereafter he served in the 3.Signalsbattalion. He married Margarethe Goerne in 1933 and they had two sons; both were to serve in World War Two.