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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He drew an explicit connection between the spirit of the great king and the German army in his own day : Frederician too was the spirit of the offensives which we conducted in 1866 and 1870. In the same spirit are our brave troops today ...
In five days , then , the northern wing of the German army presents a mixed picture . It had destroyed an entire Polish army ( Pomorze ) , mauled another one ( Modlin ) , and was now poised for a further advance into the interior of the ...
“ Die Gedanken sind frei ' : The Intellectual Culture of the Interwar German Army . " Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin 4 , no . 3 , Fall 2001 . The Path to Blitzkrieg : Doctrine and Training in the German Army , 1920–1939 .
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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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