The Myth And Reality Of German Warfare

Author: Gerhard P. Gross
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813168384
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The Myth And Reality Of German Warfare from the Author: Gerhard P. Gross. Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition. To counteract these threats, generations of general staff officers were educated in operational thinking, the main tenets of which were extremely influential on military planning across the globe and were adopted by American and Soviet armies. In the twentieth century, Germany's art of warfare dominated military theory and practice, creating a myth of German operational brilliance that lingers today, despite the nation's crushing defeats in two world wars. In this seminal study, Gerhard P. Gross provides a comprehensive examination of the development and failure of German operational thinking over a period of more than a century. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of five different armies, from the mid--nineteenth century through the early days of NATO. He also offers fresh interpretations of towering figures of German military history, including Moltke the Elder, Alfred von Schlieffen, and Erich Ludendorff. Essential reading for military historians and strategists, this innovative work dismantles cherished myths and offers new insights into Germany's failed attempts to become a global power through military means.

No Man S Land Of Violence

Author: Richard Bessel
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 9783892448259
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No Man S Land Of Violence from the Author: Richard Bessel.

Deutsche Kriegsgreuel 1914

Author: John Horne
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
ISBN: 3868545867
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Deutsche Kriegsgreuel 1914 from the Author: John Horne. Die "deutschen Kriegsgreuel" von 1914. Lange galten sie als erfundene Propaganda der Alliierten - ebenso lange war man in Deutschland davon ├╝berzeugt, dass Zivilisten als Vergeltung f├╝r "Franktireurangriffe" in Belgien und Nordfrankreich get├Âtet worden waren. John Horne und Alan Kramer untersuchen die konkreten Vorf├Ąlle und stellen gleichzeitig die Kultur des Krieges dar, in der die Frage der "deutschen Greuel" in einen Kampf der Worte und Propagandakampagnen m├╝ndete. Ebenso wird den Fragen der m├Âglichen Kontinuit├Ąt in der deutschen Kriegf├╝hrung und der langfristigen Folgen der Debatte nachgegangen. Fraenkel-Preis 2000 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize 2002

Imperial Germany Revisited

Author: Sven Oliver Muller
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 085745921X
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Imperial Germany Revisited from the Author: Sven Oliver Muller. The German Empire, its structure, its dynamic development between 1871 and 1918, and its legacy, have been the focus of lively international debate that is showing signs of further intensification as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Based on recent work and scholarly arguments about continuities and discontinuities in modern German history from Bismarck to Hitler, well-known experts broadly explore four themes: the positioning of the Bismarckian Empire in the course of German history; the relationships between society, politics and culture in a period of momentous transformations; the escalation of military violence in Germany's colonies before 1914 and later in two world wars; and finally the situation of Germany within the international system as a major political and economic player. The perspectives presented in this volume have already stimulated further argument and will be of interest to anyone looking for orientation in this field of research.

Das Deutsche Kaiserreich In Der Kontroverse

Author: Sven Oliver M├╝ller
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647367524
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Das Deutsche Kaiserreich In Der Kontroverse from the Author: Sven Oliver M├╝ller. Der Band liefert einen wichtigen Beitrag zu den anhaltenden Debatten ├╝ber das Deutsche Kaiserreich (1871ÔÇô1918). Ausgewiesene Kaiserreichexperten internationaler Provenienz geben einen ├ťberblick ├╝ber den aktuellen Forschungsstand und werfen neue, richtungweisende Fragen auf. Das Buch ist an vier Achsen ausgerichtet, die Themen und Probleme markieren, auf die sich die Kontroversen ├╝ber das Kaiserreich in den letzten Jahren konzentriert haben: die Verortung des Kaiserreichs in der deutschen Geschichte; das Verh├Ąltnis von Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur; Formen milit├Ąrischer Gewalt mit ihrem Brennpunkt im Ersten Weltkrieg und schlie├člich die transnationale Verflechtung Deutschlands im Zeitalter der ┬╗ersten Globalisierung┬ź.

Canaris

Author: Michael Mueller
Publisher:
ISBN: 1473894662
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Canaris from the Author: Michael Mueller. Even today Wilhelm Canaris is the principal mystery man of the Nazi regime a man that historians cannot easily classify; a man who rarely showed his hand, who talked little and preferred to listen. Few who knew him ever understood his intentions or plans. We do know that he was the great protector of the German opposition to Hitler but at the same time, he was the one who prepared all the major expansion plans for Hitler and the Third Reich. While he protected and motivated those who were eager to bring down Hitler, at the same time he was hunting them as conspirators one of the many contradictions he was forced to live with in order to stay in control of the Nazi spy network. This superbly researched biography follows Canaris's career from his first dabbling in the intelligence business during the First World War through his time as head of the Abwehr to his execution in 1945 for his role in the July Plot. A highly readable account, it tells the story of an apparently old-fashioned naval officer, drawn into the web of the Nazi regime.

Classified List

Author: Princeton University. Library
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Classified List from the Author: Princeton University. Library.