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History of the German General Staff, 1657-1945

Author: Walter Görlitz
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The German General Staff traces its origins to the armies of Frederick the Great. The Germany Staff lead a formidable and ruthless army with great expertise and military professionalism. The German Army served as a model to other nations wanting to strengthen their arms in a changing world of politics and technology.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Görlitz, Walter, 1913-1991.
History of the German General Staff, 1657-1945.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1975
(OCoLC)761019178
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Görlitz
ISBN: 0837180929 9780837180922
OCLC Number: 1365069
Notes: Translation of Der deutsche Generalstab.
Reprint of the 1953 ed. published by Praeger, New York.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 508 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The Beginnings --
2. The Fathers: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau --
The Era of Idealism --
3. The Philosopher of War: The General Staff in the age of Clausewitz --
4. The Man of Silence: Helmuth Von Moltke --
5. Preventive War or Coup D'ETAT: Waldersee --
6. The Master Plan: Schlieffen --
7. War Without Generals: The Younger Moltke and Falkenhayn, 1906-1916 --
8. The Silent Dictatorship: Hindenburg and Ludendorff, 1916-1918 --
9. The Sphinx: Seeckt and the Truppenamt --10. The King Maker: Kurt Von Schleicher-Hammerstein-Equord --
11. The Uneasy partnership: Ludwig Von Beck- Reichenau --
12. The Struggle Against War: Fritsch-Blomberg-Brauchitsch --
13. Hitler Triumphant --
14. The Beginning of the Captivity --
15. The Revolt --
16. Gotterdammerung.
Other Titles: Deutsche Generalstab.
Responsibility: Walter Goerlitz ; translated by Brian Battershaw ; introd. by Walter Millis.

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The German General Staff traces its origins to the armies of Frederick the Great. The Germany Staff lead a formidable and ruthless army with great expertise and military professionalism. The German Army served as a model to other nations wanting to strengthen their arms in a changing world of politics and technology.

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