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Discussion in 'The Library' started by canambridge, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. canambridge

    canambridge Member

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    The German Way of War by Robert M. Citino

    Traces Prussian/German operational level war from The Great Elector Frederick Wilhelm to the Third Reich (1655-1945).
    The Central idea is that "a quick and lively" offensive war of movement (Bewegundskrieg) was at the center of the Prussian/German military. Also looks into the concept of Auftragstaktik, which Citino defines as "flexible command" or the independance of the commander.

    Oh, and it even includes some pictures courtesy of someone named Christian Anderstjerne!

    Related and recommended:
    A Genius for War: The German Army and the General Staff, 1807 - 1945 by Trevor N. Dupuy
     
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    Sounds like a good book,
    Mic
     
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    Finished reading Mud, Blood and Poppycock: Britain and the Great War by Gordon Corrigan a couple of weeks very interesting read that challanged the popular perception of WW1.
     
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    How so?
     
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    Black Bull

    One of the better range of books, (written by someone who was there) are the books written by Patrick Delaforce, his 'Black Bull', from Normandy to the Baltic with the 11th.Armd.Div. gives a very good write-up
    on the Comet and the crews remarks that received them. Some of his other books, 'Taming the Panzers' (3rd.RTR.) and 'Monty's Marauders', (4th & 8th.Armd. Bgds.) all these with personal anecdotes from the men who fought at the 'sharp end'). If any of you UK forum members are interested I have name, address, phone number etc. of Patrick (he lives in Brighton) so PM me if interested.
    B.B.B.
     

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