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Vom Verlag: Few pivotal years in history are less understood than that of 1918. It was a momentous period, which began with Germany's desperate gamble to win the Great War through a sequence of offensives on the Western Front. Ian Passingham's graphic new study draws on a wide range of original German, British and French sources, and it features previously unpublished eyewitness accounts and photographs. He boldly reassesses German military doctrine, the strategic thinking behind the offensives and the effectiveness of the stormtroop tactics used. He also considers how the poor state of German military morale and the privations and unrest of the German people contributed to the army's defeat.
Buchbeschreibung Barnsley, Pen & Sword, 2008. 16 cm x 24 cm. XVIII, 181 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Out of print. Includes for example the following essays: Background - The Last Months of 1917, Campaign Chronicle - January 1918 - A Troubled Land, German Plans - Russian Humiliation and Victory in the West, The Remaining cream of the Fatherland is Wasted on the Somme, Ludendorff's Certainty Disappears into a Black Hole, and Aftermath - A Diabolical Legacy. Appendices include - German Ranks and Equivalents, and Evolution of German Tactics and Weapons. Artikel-Nr. 75444AB