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The Resource The German army and the defence of the Reich : military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939, Matthias Strohn

The German army and the defence of the Reich : military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939, Matthias Strohn

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The German army and the defence of the Reich : military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939
Title
The German army and the defence of the Reich
Title remainder
military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939
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Matthias Strohn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Historical research on the German army of the interwar period has concentrated on the development of the so-called 'Blitzkrieg'. However, Matthias Strohn shows that for most of the time the German army, restricted by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, was too weak to launch an offensive war or even effectively repel an invader. Accordingly, the army focused instead primarily on planning a defensive war against superior enemies, especially France and Poland. Making extensive use of German archival sources, Strohn explores the development of military thought and doctrine for the defence of Germany and shows how these ideas were tested in war games and staff rides. His findings comprehensively revise our understanding of the German army in this period, shedding new light on the ideas of leading figures in the German military and how events, such as the occupation of the Ruhr in 1923, influenced military planning"--
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1976-
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Strohn, Matthias
Dewey number
355.033543
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge military histories
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  • Germany
  • Military doctrine
  • Germany
  • Germany
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The German army and the defence of the Reich : military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939, Matthias Strohn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and definitions -- The Foundations of Defensive Warfare in the Inter-War Period -- Defence doctrine before the First World War -- The lessons of the First World War -- Military planning in the aftermath of World War One -- The Seeckt Era: Years of Ignorance -- Hans von Seeckt and the rebirth of the offensive -- The manual Führung und Gefecht der vebundenen Waffen and the conduct of the defensive battle; Part III. Adapting to Reality 1923-1933 -- Military thought after the occupation of the Ruhr -- Civil-military co-operation -- The manual Truppenführung and the increased importance of the defence -- Defensive Warfare in the Third Reich 1933-1939 -- Political ideology versus military reality: defensive warfare 1933-1936 -- The rebirth of offensive warfare 1936-1939 -- Conclusion: the defensive battle in World War Two and beyond
Control code
FIEb17476653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521191999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)651077835
Label
The German army and the defence of the Reich : military doctrine and the conduct of the defensive battle, 1918-1939, Matthias Strohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction and definitions -- The Foundations of Defensive Warfare in the Inter-War Period -- Defence doctrine before the First World War -- The lessons of the First World War -- Military planning in the aftermath of World War One -- The Seeckt Era: Years of Ignorance -- Hans von Seeckt and the rebirth of the offensive -- The manual Führung und Gefecht der vebundenen Waffen and the conduct of the defensive battle; Part III. Adapting to Reality 1923-1933 -- Military thought after the occupation of the Ruhr -- Civil-military co-operation -- The manual Truppenführung and the increased importance of the defence -- Defensive Warfare in the Third Reich 1933-1939 -- Political ideology versus military reality: defensive warfare 1933-1936 -- The rebirth of offensive warfare 1936-1939 -- Conclusion: the defensive battle in World War Two and beyond
Control code
FIEb17476653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780521191999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)651077835

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