Command or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918 / Edition 1

Command or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918 / Edition 1

by Dr Martin Samuels, Martin Samuels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714642142

ISBN-13: 9780714642147

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714642147
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Directive Command and the German General Staff7
2The British General Staff and Umpiring34
3From Stosstaktik to Stosstrupptaktik61
4Restrictive Control and Timetable Tactics94
5The Battle of Thiepval, 1 July 1916124
6The Evolution of Elastic Defence158
7'Blob' Defence198
8The Battle of St Quentin, 21 March 1918230
9Conclusion270
Notes286
Bibliography316
Index334

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