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Instrument of war : the German Army 1914-18

Author: Dennis E Showalter
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forged in the fires of German unification in the 19th century, the German Army in 1914 was the ultimate expression of national identity; yet, despite its tactical and operational successes on the battlefields of World War I, it failed to either capitalize on its victories or learn from its defeats. Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Professor Dennis Showalter analyzes its place in German  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis E Showalter
ISBN: 1472813006 9781472813008
OCLC Number: 918283383
Description: 304 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements Chapter I: Portents and Preliminaries Chapter II: Autumn of Decision Chapter III:Reevaluating Chapter IV: Verdun and the Somme: End of an ArmyChapter V: ReconfigurationsChapter VI: Climax and DenouementCoda NotesBibliography Index
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Drawing on research, this title presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. Exploring the internal dynamics of the German army and detailing how the soldiers coped with the  Read more...

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This book is classic Showalter, witty, insightful, and remarkably erudite. This is the perfect match between author and project. * -Michael S. Neiberg, author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Read more...

 
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