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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This was the only spot on the field where movement was possible; the Swedish
left was well anchored, pressing hard up against the Rhin swamp. Throughout
the fighting, the Elector was on the point of the assault, a highly visible figure. In
Numerous histories describe the actual fighting. Suffice it to say that even after
Frederick's operational surprise, the battle offered its share of nail-biting moments
to all concerned. Given the weaponry and tactics in use at the time, such a thing ...
He was hanging close to Metz, in other words, and preparing a retreat back to the
city from the outset of the fighting. The fighting went on into the evening, and
although it was a tactical draw, it had been a strategic disaster for the French.
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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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