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Instrument of War
Author: Dennis Showalter

ISBN: 9781472813008
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2 x 3.2
Description:
An engaging new history and fresh perspective of the German Army in World War I written by a pre-eminent military historian.

Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Dennis Showalter presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. Showalter surveys an army at the heart of a national identity, driven by - yet also defeated by - warfare in the modern age, which struggled to capitalize on its victories and ultimately forgot the lessons of its defeat.

Exploring the internal dynamics of the German Army and detailing how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare, Showalter shows how the army's institutions responded to and how Germany itself was changed by war. Detailing the major campaigns on the Western and Eastern fronts and the forgotten war fought in the Middle East and Africa, this comprehensive new volume reveals operational strategy, the complexities of campaigns of movement versus static trench warfare, and the changes in warfare.

About the Author

Dennis Showalter has been a professor ...

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