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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In fact, he had not apprised any of his corps commanders of the overall
operational situation, even though he had called them together for a "council of
war" the night before.76 By midmorning, an increasingly restive Festetics looked
down to ...
They held their position even as the newly formed Werder Corps (comprising the
two divisions from Baden and Wurttemberg) formed up on the left of V Corps,
striking toward Elsasshausen and Eberbach, and the XI Corps came up on ...
A Blue "Army Detachment" of two corps was advancing toward Metz from the
northeast; Red's XVI Corps had been withdrawing before them and was now
hard by the fortress city. Both had to be cognizant of their parent armies. The right
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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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