The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich
University Press of Kansas, 2005 - 428 trang
For Frederick the Great, the prescription for warfare was simple: kurz und vives (short and lively) - wars that relied upon swift, powerful, and decisive military operations. Robert Citino takes us on a dramatic march through Prussian and German military history to show how that primal theme played out time and time again. Citino focuses on operational warfare to demonstrate continuity in German military campaigns from the time of Elector Frederick Wilhelm and his great sleigh-drive against the Swedes to the age of Adolf Hitler and the blitzkrieg to the gates of Moscow. Along the way, he underscores the role played by the Prussian army in elevating a small, vulnerable state to the ranks of the European powers, describes how nineteenth-century victories over Austria and France made the German army the most respected in Europe, and reviews the lessons learned from the trenches of World War I.
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Frederick William and the Rise of Brandenburg - Prussia For German army
officers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries , however , there was no
mystery about the origins of their military prowess . They looked back to the
During the Nine Years ' War , for example , Brandenburg received about a third of
its total military expenses from foreign subsidies — 6 , 545 , 000 talers to be exact
. " More important , however , were the domestic arrangements he made to ...
In late 1674 the army of Brandenburg , along with a deeply disillusioned Elector ,
went into winter quarters in the Franconian city of Schweinfurt . At this point , real
disaster struck . While the allies had dithered in Alsace , Louis had been active ...
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Robert Citino's book is a very good compendium of the art of making war according to the Prussian-Germans, from the 17th century to the 20th. The common thread that links all the wars of the Prussian ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá
With enthusianism, I consider this splendid book as one of the greatest works about the military history! It comprises of many brilliant victories of the Germans in their glorious history, under the great soldiers Frederick the Great, Blucher, Moltke....! Highly regards! (2011)
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