The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-39

The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-39

by Robert A. Doughty

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Overview

An examination of the military doctrine that animated the French defense against the German invasion in 1940. • Argues that the French learned the wrong lessons from World War I and were ill prepared for World War II • Lessons for modern armies about how to learn from past wars and prepare for future wars • Winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811714600
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brig. Gen. Robert A. Doughty, USA (Ret.), is a graduate of West Point, former chair of its history department, and a prize-winning military historian. He is the author of Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War. He lives in Louisiana.

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