The Kaiser's Army: The Politics of Military Technology in Germany During the Machine Age, 1870-1918

The Kaiser's Army: The Politics of Military Technology in Germany During the Machine Age, 1870-1918

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by Eric Dorn Brose
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195179455

ISBN-13: 9780195179453

Pub. Date: 10/14/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume covers a fascinating period in the history of the German army, a time in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. Eric Brose traces the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged

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This volume covers a fascinating period in the history of the German army, a time in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. Eric Brose traces the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged after the Franco-Prussian war, arguing that the residue of years of resistance to technological change seriously undermined the German army during World War I.

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ISBN-13:
9780195179453
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1.Old Soldiers7
2.Queen of the Battlefield26
3.Between Persistence and Change43
4.The Plans of Schlieffen69
5.Past and Present Collide85
6.No Frederick the Great112
7.Toward the Great War138
8.Rolling the Iron Dice183
9.Denouement226
Notes241
Bibliography and Abbreviations293
Index305

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writer-historyreader More than 1 year ago
Here is a well researched study of just what was going on in the German Army between 1870 and 1915. The internal debate is capped by a careful analysis of what actually happened in 1914 using primary source data that wasn't available until the KGB archives, with their captured German documents became available. A very informative read.