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The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

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The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger by Gerhard P. Gross

Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition. To counteract these threats, generations of general staff officers were educated in operational thinking, the main tenets of which were extremely influential on military planning across the globe and were adopted by American and Soviet armies. In the twentieth century, Germany's art of warfare dominated military theory and practice, creating a myth of German operational brilliance that lingers today, despite the nation's crushing defeats in two world wars.

In this seminal study, Gerhard P. Gross provides a comprehensive examination of the development and failure of German operational thinking over a period of more than a century. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of five different armies, from the mid--nineteenth century through the early days of NATO. He also offers fresh interpretations of towering figures of German military history, including Moltke the Elder, Alfred von Schlieffen, and Erich Ludendorff. Essential reading for military historians and strategists, this innovative work dismantles cherished myths and offers new insights into Germany's failed attempts to become a global power through military means.

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Pages: 464
Size: 15.6 MB
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780813168395 (DRM-EPUB)
9780813168388 (DRM-PDF)

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09/28/2016
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