eBook Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598849816
  • ISBN-13: 9781598849813
  • DDC: 355.00943
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1724 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
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Overview

Despite having the best military forces in the world, some of the most advanced weapons available, and unparalleled tactical proficiency, Germany still lost both World Wars. This landmark, four-volume encyclopedia explores how and why that happened, at the same time examining Germany as a military power from the start of the Thirty Years’ War in 1618 to the present day. Coverage includes the Federal Republic of Germany, its predecessor states, and the kingdoms and principalities that combined to form Imperial Germany in 1871. The Seven Years’ War is discussed, as are the Napoleonic Wars, the Wars of German Unification (including the Franco-Prussian War), World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. In all, more than 1,000 entries illuminate battles, organizations, leaders, armies, weapons, and other aspects of war and military life. The most comprehensive overview of German military history ever to appear in English, this work will enable students and others interested in military history to better understand the sociopolitical history of Germany, the complex role conflict has played in the nation throughout its history, and why Germany continues to be an important player on the European continent.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents.
List of Documents.
List of Maps.
Foreword.
Preface.
1: Germany at War: A.
2: Aachen, Battle of (September 13–October 21, 1944).
3: Abensberg, Battle of (April 20, 1809).
4: Abwehr (1921–1944).
5: Achtung-Panzer! (1937).
6: Adam, Wilhelm (1877–1949).
7: Afghanistan Deployment (ISAF) (2001–).
8: Africa, World War I Campaigns in (1914–1918).
9: Afrika Korps (1941–1943).
10: Aircraft, German Military (1898–Present).
11: AirLand Battle (1982–2001).
12: Aisne, First Battle of the (September 12–28, 1914).
13: Aisne, Second Battle of the (April 16–May 17, 1917).
14: Aisne-Marne Offensive, Allied (July 18–August 6, 1918).
15: Alam Halfa, Battle of (August 31-September 7, 1942).
16: ALBERICH, Operation (March 16, 1917–April 5, 1917).
17: Albert, First Battle of (September 25–29, 1914).
18: Albert, King of Saxony (1828–1902).
19: Albert, Second Battle of (August 21–22, 1918).
20: Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1865–1939).
21: Aldringen, Johan von (1588–1634).
22: All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque (1929).
23: Allied Control Council for Germany (1945–1949).
24: Allied Military Government, Germany (1945–1948).
25: Alsace and Lorraine.
26: Alsace Campaign, Allied (November 1944–January 1945).
27: Altmark Seizure (February 16, 1940).
28: Amberg, Battle of (January 7, 1745).
29: American Military Tribunals (November 1946–April 1949).
30: American Revolutionary War (1775–1784).
31: Amiens Offensive, British (August 8–15, 1918).
32: Amt Blank (1950–1955).
33: Anglo-German Naval Agreement (1935).
34: Antisubmarine Campaign, Allied Powers (1914–1918).
35: Antwerp, Allied Liberation of (September 4–October 2, 1944).
36: Antwerp, Siege of (August 20-October 20, 1914).
37: Anzio, Battle of (January 22–May 25, 1944).
38: Arcis-sur-Aube, Battle of (March 20–21, 1814).
39: Ardeatine Massacre (March 24, 1944).
40: Ardennes, Battle of the (August 21–23, 1914).
41: Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) (December 16, 1944–January 25, 1945).
42: Arentschildt, Alexander Carl Friedrich von (1806–1881).
43: Armaments Procurement, German Armed Forces (1860–Present).
44: Arnauld de la Perière, Lothar von (1886–1941).
45: Arnim, Hans Georg von (1583–1641).
46: Arnim, Hans Jürgen Dieter von (1889–1962).
47: Arras, First Battle of (October 1–4, 1914).
48: Arras, Second Battle of (April 9–24, 1917).
49: Artillery (1618–Present).
50: Artillery Tactics, Bruchmüller’s (1916–1918).
51: Artois, First Battle of (December 17, 1914–January 4, 1915).
52: Artois, Second Battle of (May 9–June 18, 1915).
53: Artois, Third Battle of (September 25–November 4, 1915).
54: Atlantic, Battle of the (September 1939–May 1945).
55: Atlantic Wall (1941–1944).
56: Auerstädt, Battle of (October 14, 1806).
57: Auftragstaktik.
58: Austria, Annexation of (Anschluss) (March 1938).
59: Austro-Prussian War (The Seven Weeks’ War) (1866).
60: Avranches Counteroffensive (August 7–12, 1944).
61: Axis Pact (1940–1945).
62: Germany at War: B.
63: Babi Yar Massacre (September 29–30, 1941).
64: “Baby Blitz” Air Campaign (January-May 1944).
65: Bachmann, Gustav (1860-1945).
66: Bach-Zelewski, Erich von dem (1899–1973).
67: Baden, Grand Duchy of (1806–1918).
68: Baden and Pfalz Revolutions (1848–1849).
69: Bagger, Hartmut (1938–).
70: Balck, Hermann (1893–1984).
71: Baltic Islands, Battle for (Operation ALBION) (October 8–18, 1917).
72: Baltic Sea Operations, World War I (1914–1918).
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