The Kaiser's Army

The Kaiser's Army : Technological, Tactical and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

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This volume covers a period in the history of the German army in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. Eric Brose examines the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged after the Franco-Prussian war, arguing that the residue of years of resistance to technological change seriously undermined the German army during World War more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 161.5 x 240.3 x 25.7mm | 607.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0195143353
  • 9780195143355

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"well-written and engaging . The book is essential reading."-- The Journal of Modern History"Brose has done us a great service in analyzing the Imperial German Army's prewar decades so well."--German Studies Reviewshow more

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