This three-volume study examines the questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Italy in the period from 1914 to 1945. Leading military historians deal with the different national approaches to war and military power at the tactical, operational, strategic, and political levels. They form the basis for a fundamental reexamination of how military organizations have performed in the first half of the twentieth century. Volume 2 covers the interwar period. The other two volumes address World War I and World War II, respectively. Now in a new edition, with a new introduction by the editors, these classic volumes will remain invaluable for military historians and social scientists in their examination of national security and military issues. They will also be essential reading for future military leaders at Staff and War Colleges.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: military effectiveness twenty years after Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett; 1. The Soviet armed forces in the interwar period Earl F. Ziemke; 2. The French armed forces, 1918-40 Robert A. Doughty; 3. The military effectiveness of the US armed forces, 1919-39 Ronald Spector; 4. The British armed forces, 1918-39 Brian Bond and Williamson Murray; 5. Japanese military effectiveness: the interwar period Carl Boyd; 6. The Italian armed forces, 1918-40 Brian R. Sullivan; 7. German military effectiveness between 1919 and 1939 Manfred Messerschmidt; 8. Military effectiveness of armed forces in the interwar period, 1919-41: a review Alvin D. Coox.