Why the Germans Lost

Why the Germans Lost

The Rise and Fall of the Black Eagle

Hardback253pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781781591970     Product Code: 225125


From Frederick the Great and the emergence of Prussia as a major power, German armies earned a fearsome reputation, yet that envied military tradition was to be defeated in the First World War and destroyed in 1945. This book assesses the developments in organization, equipment and leadership of the army from the 18th century, through the Napoleonic period, to the two world wars, analysing the strategy and battle performance that lay behind its successes and failures.

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