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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Again and again we find the same situations and decisions initiated in the same
manner and similarly motivated . Seldom did the two sides move directly against
one another in order to bring on the decision . 3 Indeed , he argued , “ the ...
In fact , Flies ' s decision to attack was absolutely predictable . It was the ... other
armies might coolly add up the odds , deciding on a course of action based on a
head - or gun - count of the enemy , the terrain , or the overall strategic situation .
This one might be called “ Hitler ' s Mistakes ” or “ Why the Germans Lost the War
, ” and the aim is to pick out two or three bad führer decisions that lost World War
II for the German army . For some , the answer is clear : it is the halt order to the ...
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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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