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

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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780700611768
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • 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
1 Nineteenth-Century Warfare: The Breakdown of the Napoleonic Doctrine 1
2 Firepower Triumphant: The South African War 31
3 The Russo-Japanese War 65
4 The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913 101
5 World War I: The End of Decisive Operations 143
6 The Interwar Years: Doctrine and Innovation 181
7 Ethiopia and Spain 215
8 Operational Art Reborn: The Opening Battles of World War II 251
Notes 285
Works Cited 333
Index 357
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