The Kaiser's Warlords: German Commanders of World War I

The Kaiser's Warlords: German Commanders of World War I

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The turn of the 20th century saw Imperial Germany as essentially a militarist state, whose growing industrial resources and wealth were harnessed to the task of increasing German military power, at a time of aggressive expansionist diplomacy in competition with Britain and France. After her victories over Austria in the 1860s and France in 1870, Germany's General Staff enjoyed tremendous professional prestige throughout Europe, and was the model for all aspects of command and control. The German army was essentially that of Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony with smaller contingents from the lesser states. Its generals were the men who planned, initiated, and to a large extent controlled the course of World War I.

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ISBN-13: 9781780966304
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Series: Elite , #97
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,033,975
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Ronald Pawly, born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1956, is a member of several international societies for Napoleonic studies. His forté is research in the field of military portraiture. He contributed to two major French reference works, Répertoire Mondial des Souvenirs Napoléonien and Dictionnaire des Colonels de Napoléon. In 1998 he published his first major work, The Red Lancers – Anatomy of a Napoleonic Regiment.

Patrice Courcelle was born in northern France in 1950 and has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. Entirely self-taught, he has illustrated many books and magazine articles for Continental publishers, and his work hangs in a number of public and private collections. His dramatic and lucid style has won him plenty of admiration in the field of military illustration.

Table of Contents

The Kaiser · the Crown Prince · Generals: von Below · von Bulow · von Einem · von Falkenhayn · von Francois · Haeseler · von Heeringen · Hindenburg · von Kluck · von Lettow-Vorbeck · Ludendorf · von Mackensen · Adml.Tirpitz

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