Fighting Power

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 0313233330
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Genre: History

Fighting Power

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Praeger Trade
ISBN: 0313091579
Release Date: 1982
Genre: History

Analyses the performance of two key parties engaged in fighting during World War II.

Fighting Power

Author: Martin L. Van Creveld
ISBN: OCLC:18564146
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Germany

Command Culture

Author: Jörg Muth
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574413038
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Muth examines the different paths the United States Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to select, educate, and promote their officers in the crucial time before World War II. He demonstrates that the military education system in Germany represented an organized effort where each school provided the stepping stone for the next. But in the US, there existed no communication about teaching contents among the various schools.

Command or Control

Author: Dr Martin Samuels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135238490
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: History

This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained by their superior tactical philosophy. The book provides a fascinating insight into the development of infantry tactics at a seminal point in the history of warfare.

On the German Art of War

Author: Bruce Condell
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9781461751403
Release Date: 2008-12-17
Genre: History

English translation of the military manual that guided the German Army in World War II This book was carried into battle by officers and NCOs and had been classified by the U.S. Army until the year 2000 Topics include command, attack, defense, tanks, chemical warfare, logistics, and more Truppenführung ("unit command") served as the basic manual for the German Army from 1934 until the end of World War II and laid the doctrinal groundwork for blitzkrieg and the early victories of Hitler's armies. Reading it is as close to getting inside the minds behind the Third Reich's war machine as you are likely to get.

The Rise and Decline of the State

Author: Martin van Creveld
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052165629X
Release Date: 1999-08-26
Genre: History

This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day.

Arms and Men

Author: Walter Millis
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813509319
Release Date: 1981
Genre: History

"A classic..., a brilliant interpretation of the origins of mass warfare. In Arms and Men, Walter Millis has helped to explain not only how war has come to dominate our age, but the often troubled, anomalous relationship between the military and the rest of American society. For everyone, from the beginning student to the advanced scholar, there is not a more comprehensive, more stimulating, or more lively introduction to the men, the ideas, the policies, and the forces that have shaped the development of American military power." --Richard H. Kohn "In my opinion Arms and Men is a splendid piece of work, clearly organized, well argued and beautifully written. We have long needed an informed and intelligent commentary on the evolution of American military policy; and in Mr. Millis' book we have it. I think that his book will awaken great interest and be widely used. I am sure also that professional students of the subject will find it possible, after reading this book, to see the course of American military affairs with a new perspective. That is one of the great services performed by Mr. Millis. He has covered the whole subject with authority, but - thank heaven - in a short book, in which the arguments are not blunted by unnecessary detail." --Gordon A. Craig "This author knows weapons, politics and human nature. His perceptive grasp of these complexes shines in the writing." --The New York Times

Transforming Command

Author: Eitan Shamir
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804777704
Release Date: 2011-01-26
Genre: Political Science

On today's complex, fragmented, fast-moving battlefield, where combatants adapt constantly to exploit one-another's weaknesses, there is a demonstrable requirement for military commanders to devolve a high level of autonomy of decision-making and action to leaders on the ground. An effective model for doing this has existed for some time in the form of mission command and has been utilized by the U.S., Israeli, and British Armies—but with mixed success. This book examines in depth the experiences of the armed forces of each of these countries in implementing mission command, and reveals the key factors that have determined the success or failure of the implementation—factors such as the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), the spread of low-intensity conflicts and operations other than war, and differences in how military cultures interpret, articulate, and exercise the command function. It has significant implications for both the development of military doctrine and the training and education of tomorrow's military leaders.

Brute Force

Author: John Ellis
ISBN: UOM:39015038928167
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

Råvarer; Krigsindustri; Våbenindustri; Brændstof; Logistik; Forsyninger; Forsyningstjenesten; Krigsproduktion; Våbenproduktion; Fabrikker; Økonomi; Statistik; Våbenfremstilling; Flyvemaskinefabrikker; Allied Aircrafts; Allied Armed Forces; Fighters; Aksemagterne; Konvojer; Churchill; Østfronten: Stillehavskrigen; Hitler; Blokade; Olie; Radar; Shipping; Ships; Tanks; Udrustning; U-både; US Navy.

Stormtroop Tactics

Author: Bruce I. Gudmundsson
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275954013
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: History

Describing the radical transformation in German Infantry tactics that took place during World War I, this is the first detailed account of the evolution of stormtroop tactics available in English. It covers the German Infantry's tactical heritage, the squad's evolution as a tactical unit, the use of new weapons for close combat, the role of the elite assault units, and detailed descriptions of offensive battles. Stormtroop Tactics is required reading for professional military officers, military historians, and enthusiasts.

A Genius for War

Author: Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
Publisher: Hero Books
ISBN: 0963869213
Release Date: 1991-08-01
Genre: Political Science

Hitler s Armies

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849088862
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Genre: History

The definitive work on Hitler's war machine charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the kit and equipment of the various land forces.

Air Power and Maneuver Warfare

Author: Martin van Creveld
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 147836100X
Release Date: 2012-08-01

An essential part of the Air War College curriculum consists of the study of military history and specific campaigns. Part 1 of this manuscript presents an attempt to clarify the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare since 1939, a subject that derives its importance from the fact that maneuver warfare has been the U.S. Army's official doctrine since the early eighties and remains so to the present day. Part 2 contains the collective wisdom of the military doctrine analysis of the Air University on the same subjects, as well as the way in which we have presented them.

The Seeds of Disaster

Author: Robert A. Doughty
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811714600
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: History

An examination of the military doctrine that animated the French defense against the German invasion in 1940. • Argues that the French learned the wrong lessons from World War I and were ill prepared for World War II • Lessons for modern armies about how to learn from past wars and prepare for future wars • Winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association