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Path to Blitzkrieg : Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-39 - Robert M. Citino

Path to Blitzkrieg

Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-39

Paperback Published: 10th January 2008
ISBN: 9780811734578
Number Of Pages: 320

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In the wake of World War I, the German army lay in ruins--defeated in the war, sundered by domestic upheaval, and punished by the Treaty of Versailles. A mere twenty years later, Germany possessed one of the finest military machines in the world, capable of launching a stunning blitzkrieg attack against Poland in 1939. Well-known military historian Robert M. Citino shows how Germany accomplished this astonishing reversal and developed the doctrine, tactics, and technologies that its military would use to devastating effect in World War II. About the Author: Robert M. Citino is professor of history at Eastern Michigan University. His many publications include Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm (978-0-7006-1300-7), Death of the Wehrmacht (978-0-7006-1531-5), The German Way of War (978-0-7006-1410-3), and Quest for Decisive Victory (978-0-7006-1176-8). He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Review: ?A well-written, well-organized, and superbly researched work.? --The Journal of Military History 15 b/w photos

"A well-written, well-organised, and superbly researched work." -- Journal of Military History

Introduction: The German Army from Collapse to Rebirth
Seeckt and the Rebirth of Doctrine
Seeckt: Doctrine and Reception
The Reichswehr as Military School
Exercises and Wargames
The Changing of the Guard
The Army and the ""New Objectivity""
Toward the New Era
From Reichswehr to Wehrmacht
Conclusion: Ten Days that Shook the World
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ISBN: 9780811734578
ISBN-10: 0811734579
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th January 2008
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5