Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871by Arden Bucholz
Pub. Date: 07/01/2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
The Prussian Army invented the systems of modern war. Helmuth von Moltke was the first modern war planner. His accomplishment was to develop, bring to fruition and validate-in the three wars of German unification against Denmark (1864), Austria (1865), and France (1870-71)-the war processes invented during his lifetime. These processes have been used in all modern 20th-century wars because they respond to the size, space, time, and technology mandates of industrial mass warfare. This book describes and analyzes these developments as an aspect of Moltke's life as a professional soldier.
Author Biography: Arden Bucholz is Professor of History at the State University of New York, College at Brockport.
Table of Contents
|Introduction Prussia: War, Theory and Moltke||1|
|1||Napoleon's Legacy and the Prussian Invention||12|
|2||Helmuth von Moltke, 1800-57||25|
|3||Moltke and the Prussian System, 1857-63||50|
|4||The Danish War, 1864||77|
|5||The Austrian War, 1866||103|
|6||The French War, 1870-71||139|
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