Osprey Publishing 97 Elite The Kaiser's Warlords German Commanders of World War I

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Osprey's study of the German commanders of World War I (1914-1918). The turn of the 20th century saw Imperial Germany as essentially a militarist state, whose growing industrial resources and wealth were harnessed to the task of increasing German military power, at a time of aggressive expansionist diplomacy in competition with Britain and France. After her victories over Austria in the 1860s and France in 1870, Germany's General Staff enjoyed tremendous professional prestige throughout Europe, and was the model for all aspects of command and control. The German army was essentially that of Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony with smaller contingents from the lesser states. Its generals were the men who planned, initiated, and to a large extent controlled the course of World War I.

Table of Contents

The Kaiser · the Crown Prince · Generals: von Below · von Bulow · von Einem · von Falkenhayn · von Francois · Haeseler · von Heeringen · Hindenburg · von Kluck · von Lettow-Vorbeck · Ludendorf · von Mackensen · Adml.Tirpitz

Product details

Published Nov 21 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841765587
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 97
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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