On the German Art of War

Truppenf++hrung: German Army Manual for Unit Command in World War II Bruce Condell, David T. Zabecki. On the German Art of War On the German Art of War TRUPPENFÜHRUNG German Army Manual. 0 11557 03552 0.

On the German Art of War

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 Last German Victory

Citino, The German Way of War, pp. 89, 152, 159, 172–3. Simon Millar, Zorndorf 1758: Frederick faces Holy Mother Russia (Oxford: 15. Osprey Publishing, 2003), pp. 63–7. Condell and Zabecki (eds), On the German Art of War: Truppenführung ...

The Last German Victory

Operation Market Garden – the Allied airborne invasion of German-occupied Holland in September 1944 – is one of the most famous and controversial Allied failures of the Second World War. Many books have been written on the subject seeking to explain the defeat. Historians have generally focused on the mistakes made by senior commanders as they organized the operation. The choice of landing zones has been criticized, as has the structure of the airlift plan. But little attention has been paid to the influence that combat doctrine and training had upon the relative performance of the forces involved. And it is this aspect that Aaron Bates emphasizes in this perceptive, closely argued and absorbing re-evaluation of the battle. As he describes each phase of the fighting he shows how German training, which gave their units a high degree of independence of action, better equipped them to cope with the confusion created by the surprise Allied attack. In contrast, the British forces were hampered by their rigid and centralized approach which made it more difficult for them to adapt to the chaotic situation. Aaron Bates’s thought-provoking study sheds fresh light on the course of the fighting around Arnhem and should lead to a deeper understanding of one of the most remarkable episodes in the final stage of the Second World War in western Europe.

On the German art of war

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, ...

On the German art of war

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.

Essay on the Art of War in which the General Principles of All the Operations of War in the Field are Fully Explained The Whole Collected from the Opinions of the Best Authors

this can be acquired without Geometry , Natural Philosophy , Mechanics , Military Architecture , and the Art of ... who inhabit the Frontiers where War is commonly made : Thus the German and French Languages are very necessary for an ...

Essay on the Art of War  in which the General Principles of All the Operations of War in the Field are Fully Explained  The Whole Collected from the Opinions of the Best Authors


Napoleon and the Operational Art of War

The combination of all these factors led to the rise of a distinctive “German way of war.” It was born in the Duchy of Brandenburg in the 17th century, flowered in the Kingdom of Prussia in the eighteenth, dominated military planning in ...

Napoleon and the Operational Art of War

In Napoleon and the Operational Art of War, the leading scholars of Napoleonic military history provide the most authoritative analysis of Napoleon’s battlefield success and ultimate failure in a work that features the very best of campaign military history.

Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854 1855 and 1856

STEAM — Applied to the Art of War , 65 ; Condensed , for Fresh Water , 65 . ... States Military Academy , 186 ; Modern System Corrected , 206 ; German , followed by European Engineers , 208 ; German , Casemate Fires essential , 218.

Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854  1855  and 1856


The Art of War in an Asymmetric World

Strategy for the Post-Cold War Era Barry Scott Zellen ... by 'non-special operations' personnel, such as those airmen who conducted Dolittle's raid on Tokyo or the submariners involved in the raid on the German battleship TIRPITZ.

The Art of War in an Asymmetric World

This book examines the post Cold War security environment and how the U.S. has learned to wage war in this complex assymetrical world of conflict.

The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set

For the German theoretician and philosopher of war Carl von Clausewitz, the physical act of fighting and the destruction of the enemy forces were of paramount importance on the ... (2001) On the German Art of War: Truppenfu ̈hrung.

The Encyclopedia of War  5 Volume Set

This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

Art of War

In this regard Machiavelli and his Art of War were influential throughout Italy, Europe, and beyond. ... saw translations into German, Russian, and other European languages.37 Considered by Montaigne to be on a par with the war writings ...

Art of War

Niccolò Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West—and for readers of The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought. Machiavelli scholar Christopher Lynch offers a sensitive and entirely new translation of the Art of War, faithful to the original but rendered in modern, idiomatic English. Lynch's fluid translation helps readers appreciate anew Machiavelli's brilliant treatments of the relationships between war and politics, civilians and the military, and technology and tactics. Clearly laying out the fundamentals of military organization and strategy, Machiavelli marshals a veritable armory of precepts, prescriptions, and examples about such topics as how to motivate your soldiers and demoralize the enemy's, avoid ambushes, and gain the tactical and strategic advantage in countless circumstances. To help readers better appreciate the Art of War, Lynch provides an insightful introduction that covers its historical and political context, sources, influence, and contemporary relevance. He also includes a substantial interpretive essay discussing the military, political, and philosophical aspects of the work, as well as maps, an index of names, and a glossary.

The Art of War

composed of British, French, German, Russian, American, and Japanese troops. Then came the revolution of 1911, led by Sun Yat-Sen, which led to the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty, which had governed since the 17th century, ...

The Art of War

"There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it." — Newsweek Regarded as the world's oldest military treatise, this compact volume has instructed officers and tacticians for more than 2,000 years. From its origins in China, The Art of War traveled the world to inform the strategies of Napoleon and World War II generals. More recently, it has taken on a new life as a guide to competing successfully in business, law, and sports. All of The Art of War's concepts retain their value to modern readers, from the prudence of circumventing a strong opponent and taking advantage of a weak one to the wisdom of preparedness and flexibility. Other topics include strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communications, the treatment of soldiers, and the worth of well-trained officers. History enthusiasts, business thought leaders, and anyone intrigued by competition and rivalry will appreciate this elegant edition of the classic work.

Art of War

Larger battle scenes can be found in the late Dutch or German Gothic art. A prominent example is Albrecht Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus, which, being part of a larger cycle of historical paintings that were commissioned ...

Art of War

Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation of the identity of entire generations or groups of people, and thus have significant cultural effects. Despite the physical and emotional destruction that occurs during these turbulent periods, they have inspired prolific artistic creation. In the wake of traumatic events over the centuries, a myriad of artists have produced works that immortalise the most dramatic moments of these wars in order to establish them in history forever. This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written by well-known writers. From Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano to Picasso’s Guernica, this work offers a captivating look at artworks inspired by war and what they reveal about humanity’s history.

The Art of War in the Network Age

Between 400 and 600,000 German civilians and more than 300,000 Japanese civilians were killed by Allied raids. On 9 March 1945, the largest raid of the whole war, on Tokyo, caused between 80 and 100,000 deaths on its own.

The Art of War in the Network Age

Previous studies have looked at the contribution of information technology and network theory to the art of warfare as understood in the broader sense. This book, however, focuses on an area particularly important in understanding the significance of the information revolution; its impact on strategic theory. The purpose of the book is to critically analyze the contributions and challenges that the spread of information technologies can bring to categories of classic strategic theory. In the first two chapters, the author establishes the context of the book, coming back to the epistemology of revolution in military affairs and its terminology. The third chapter examines the political bases of strategic action and operational strategy, before the next two chapters focus on historical construction of the process of getting to know your opponents and the way in which we consider information collection. Chapter 6 returns to the process of “informationalization” in the doctrine of armed forces, especially in Western countries, and methods of conducting network-centric warfare. The final chapter looks at the attempts of Western countries to adapt to the emergence of techno-guerrillas and new forms of hybrid warfare, and the resulting socio-strategic outcomes.

The Art of War in the Middle Ages A D 378 1515

The Cambridge Mediaeval History bibliographies for A. H. Thompson's " The Art of War to 1400 " ( vol . ... ( Beiheft 16 of Historischen Zeitschrift , 1929 ) contains a very useful bibliography for students who are able to use German .

The Art of War in the Middle Ages  A D  378 1515

One of the best accounts of military art in the Middle Ages between Adrianople (378 A.D.) and Marignano (1515 A.D.) -- "New York Times Book Review"

An historical sketch of the progress of the art of war

Italy was the theatre on which the French with their Swiss and German mercenary foot , were so long opposed to the Spaniards and Imperialists . In 1495 , the Grand Captain Gonsalvo de Cordova disembarked from Sicily with six hundred ...

An historical sketch of the progress of the art of war


The Illustrated Art of War

Five kinds of spies are listed and their use is treated in detail in The Art of War. Sun Tzu could well understand how the German aviators were able to bomb Polish headquarters every time it was moved in September, 1939.

The Illustrated Art of War

The world's earliest military treatise covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvers, and other ever-relevant topics with applications to business, law, and sports. This gift edition features color illustrations of Asian art treasures.

Contemporary Military Theory

(2001) On the German Art of War: Truppenführung (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers). Coram, Robert (2002) Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War (Boston: Little, Brown). Corbett, Julian S. (1911/1988) Some Principles of ...

Contemporary Military Theory

The book aims to provide the reader with a state-of-the-art introduction to classic and modern military theory. The text accounts for the most important theories within the field by developing and analyzing these theories, as well as problematizing both their normative and explanatory aims. While focusing on military theory, the book does not only reflect a single way of relating to knowledge of war and warfare, but furthers learning by introducing contrasting perspectives as well as constantly criticizing the theories. There is a clear need for an introductory text for the entire field of military theory that focuses whole-heartedly on the theories – not on their context or how they are expressed in practice during war. This book covers such questions as how we should understand the changing character of war, the utility of force and how the pursuit of political ends is achieved through military means. It draws upon and illustrates military thought through a wide-ranging number of examples from the Napoleonic Wars to the current war in Afghanistan. This book will be of great interest for students of military theory, strategic studies, security studies and defence studies.

The Art of War

Or , on the contrary , is it a general science , forming one of the most essential parts of the art of war ? or is it but a term , consecrated by long use , intended to designate collectively the different branches of staff duty , —that ...

The Art of War


Skis in the Art of War

For women's skiing in Europe, see E. John B. Allen, “'With a Minimum of Fatigue': Women's Skiing before World War I,” in The ... In imperial Russia, the title Iunker (from German Junker) was applied to any student or cadet enrolled in a ...

Skis in the Art of War

K. B. E. E. Eimeleus was ahead of his time with his advocacy of ski training in the Russian armed forces. Employing terminology never before used in Russian to describe movements with which few were familiar, Skis in the Art of War gives a breakdown of the latest techniques at the time from Scandinavia and Finland. Eimeleus's work is an early and brilliant example of knowledge transfer from Scandinavia to Russia within the context of sport. Nearly three decades after he published his book, the Finnish army, employing many of the ideas first proposed by Eimeleus, used mobile ski troops to hold the Soviet Union at bay during the Winter War of 1939–40, and in response, the Soviet government organized a massive ski mobilization effort prior to the German invasion in 1941. The Soviet counteroffensive against Nazi Germany during the winter of 1941–42 owed much of its success to the Red Army ski battalions that had formed as a result of the ski mobilization. In this lucid translation that includes most of the original illustrations, scholar and former biathlon competitor William D. Frank collaborates with E. John B. Allen, known world-wide for his work on ski history.

Military Review

Bruce Condell and David Zabecki , eds . and trans . , On the German Art of War : Truppenführung - German Army Manual for Unit Command in World War II ( Mechanicsburg , PA : Stackpole Books , 2011 ) , 3-4 ; John T. Nelsen II ...

Military Review


Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

Fighting men began to favor two-handed armor-piercing weapons such as warhammers and sharply pointed longswords. ... Called Germanisches Nationalmuseum Handschrift (“German National Museum Manuscript”) 3227a, this is a small book ...

Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO's Game of Thrones series depict a medieval world at war. But how accurate are they? The author, an historian and medieval martial arts expert, examines in detail how authentically Martin's fictional world reflects the arms and armor, fighting techniques and siege warfare of the Middle Ages. Along the way, he explores the concept of "medievalism"--modern pop culture's idea of the Middle Ages.