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 3 covers World War II. The other two volumes address World War I and the interwar period, 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|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: military effectiveness twenty years after Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett; 1. The effectiveness of the Japanese military establishment in the Second World War Alvin D. Coox; 2. The United States armed forces in the Second World War Allan R. Millett; 3. British military effectiveness in the Second World War Williamson Murray; 4. The Italian armed forces, 1940–3 MacGregor Knox; 5. The dynamics of volksgemeinschaft: the effectiveness of the German military establishment in the Second World War Jürgen E. Förster; 6. Bitter victory: French military effectiveness during the Second World War Ronald Chalmers Hood III; 7. The Soviet armed forces in the Great Patriotic War, 1941–5 John E. Jessup; 8. Military effectiveness in the Second World War Earl F. Ziemke; 9. Challenge and response at the operational and tactical levels, 1914–45 Lieutenant General John H. Cushman; 10. The political and strategic dimensions of military effectiveness Russell F. Weigley.