publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Operational Art and the German 1918 Offensives

Zabecki, D T;
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  • Published: 28 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: Department of Defence Management and Security Analysis
  • Country: United Kingdom
At the tactical level of war the Germans are widely regarded as having had the most innovative and proficient army of World War I. Likewise, many historians would agree that the Germans suffered from serious, if not fatal, shortcomings at the strategic level of war. It is at the middle level of warfare, the operational level, that the Germans seem to be the most difficult to evaluate. Although the operational was only fully accepted in the 1980s by many Western militaries as a distinct level of warfare, German military thinking well before the start of World War I clearly recognized the Operativ, as a realm of warfighting activity between the tactical and the st...
free text keywords: World War, 1914-1918 - Germany, Strategy - History - 20th century, Tactics - History - 20th century
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