Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe,1899-1940

Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe,1899-1940

by Robert M. Citino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700611762

ISBN-13: 9780700611768

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"Quest For Decisive Victory chronicles the evolution of European warfare during the first half of the twentieth century. A study of war at the operational level, it demonstrates the interplay and tension between technology and doctrine in warfare and reveals how problems surrounding mobility - including such factors as supply lines, command and control, and prewar…  See more details below

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"Quest For Decisive Victory chronicles the evolution of European warfare during the first half of the twentieth century. A study of war at the operational level, it demonstrates the interplay and tension between technology and doctrine in warfare and reveals how problems surrounding mobility - including such factors as supply lines, command and control, and prewar campaign planning - forced armies to find new ways of fighting." Citino's study is important for shifting the focus from military theory and doctrine to detailed operational analyses of actual campaigns that formed the basis for the revival of military doctrine. Quest for Decisive Victory gives scholars of military history a better grasp of that elusive concept and a more complete understanding of modern warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700611768
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Nineteenth-Century Warfare: The Breakdown of the Napoleonic Doctrine1
2Firepower Triumphant: The South African War31
3The Russo-Japanese War65
4The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913101
5World War I: The End of Decisive Operations143
6The Interwar Years: Doctrine and Innovation181
7Ethiopia and Spain215
8Operational Art Reborn: The Opening Battles of World War II251
Notes285
Works Cited333
Index357

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