The great war dawning : Germany and its army at the start of World War I / Frank Buchholz, Janet Robinson, Joe Robinson.

Author
Buchholz, Frank, 1962- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Vienna, Austria : Verlag Militaria, [2013]
  • ©2013
Description
xxv, 532 pages; 80 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 27 cm + 2 folded maps/charts (65 x 48 cm)

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Summary note
"The imperial Germany army in 1914 was not the juggernaut that many presumed; rather, it was a force mired in tradition that had developed many structural weaknesses. Most English-language histories of the Great War's battles are based on British sources; the authors of this book based their analyses on many original German sources"--Back cover.
Notes
Two maps inside front cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-532).
Contents
The making of imperial Germany -- The government and constitution -- Royalty, the Reich and its states and provinces -- The social political and economic structure of the Reich -- National service -- The peacetime military -- Army organization -- Army reserve, Landwehr, Landsturm, and Ersatz-Reserve -- the officer corps -- Military life and training -- Doctrine in general -- Infantry doctrine -- Cavalry doctrine -- Artillery doctrine -- Logistics -- War and mobilization -- Execution issues.
ISBN
  • 9783902526656
  • 3902526653
OCLC
880422111
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