Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871

Moltke And The German Wars, 1864-1871

by Arden Bucholz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333687574

ISBN-13: 9780333687574

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333687574
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Introduction Prussia: War, Theory and Moltke1
1Napoleon's Legacy and the Prussian Invention12
2Helmuth von Moltke, 1800-5725
3Moltke and the Prussian System, 1857-6350
4The Danish War, 186477
5The Austrian War, 1866103
6The French War, 1870-71139
Conclusion185
Notes196
Bibliography226
Index235

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