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Moltke on the art of war : selected writings

Author: Helmuth Moltke, Graf von; Daniel J Hughes
Publisher: Novato, CA : Presidio Press, ©1993.
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Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke is best known for his direction of the German/Prussian campaigns against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870-71, yet it was during his service as chief of the General Staff that he laid the foundation for the German way of war which would continue through 1945. Professor Daniel Hughes of the Air War College, in addition to editing and assisting with the translation of this  Read more...
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Moltke, Helmuth, Graf von, 1800-1891.
Moltke on the art of war.
Novato, CA : Presidio Press, c1993
(OCoLC)607243672
Online version:
Moltke, Helmuth, Graf von, 1800-1891.
Moltke on the art of war.
Novato, CA : Presidio Press, c1993
(OCoLC)623756059
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmuth Moltke, Graf von; Daniel J Hughes
ISBN: 0891414843 9780891414841
OCLC Number: 27186533
Notes: Selections primarily from v. 4 of Militärische Werke, entitled Kriegslehren.
Description: xi, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of war --
Headquarters, operations, technology --
The battle --
1869 instructions for large unit commanders --
Various teachings on war.
Other Titles: Kriegslehren.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Hughes ; translated by Daniel J. Hughes and Harry Bell ; foreword by Gunther E. Rothenberg.

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Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke is best known for his direction of the German/Prussian campaigns against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870-71, yet it was during his service as chief of the General Staff that he laid the foundation for the German way of war which would continue through 1945. Professor Daniel Hughes of the Air War College, in addition to editing and assisting with the translation of this selection of Moltke's thoughts and theories on the art of war, has written an insightful commentary on "Moltke the Elder" that places him in the broader context of Prussian and military thought. Hughes notes that Moltke's writings helped shape the practical application of influential Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz's sometimes abstract philosophical ideas. The book also contains an extensive bibliographic and historiographic commentary that includes references to Moltke and his theories in the current literature in Germany, England, and the United States - a valuable aid to anyone doing research on the subject. This volume, in addition to its appeal to scholars, serves as an introduction to the theory of the German army, as well as a summary of Moltke's enduring theoretical legacy.

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