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By Fritz von Lossberg,David T. Zabecki,Dieter J. Biedekarken,Holger H. Herwig

ISBN-10: 0813169801

ISBN-13: 9780813169804

General Fritz von Lossberg (1868--1942) directed nearly all of the significant German protecting battles at the Western entrance through the First international warfare. Hailed as "the Lion of the Defensive," he was once an exceptionally influential army tactician and, in contrast to many different operations officials of his period, was once speedy to understand the alterations wrought by means of technology.

Now to be had for the 1st time in English, Lossberg's memoir explains how he built, demonstrated, and applied his crucial ideas -- flexibility, decentralized keep watch over, and counterattack -- that have been in accordance with a necessity to evolve to moving stipulations at the battlefield. Lossberg first placed his conception of elastic security mixed with defense-in-depth into perform throughout the conflict of Arras (April--May 1917), the place it succeeded. on the conflict of Passchendaele (June--November 1917), his achievements at the box proved the feasibility of his technique of applying a thinly manned entrance line that minimized the variety of squaddies uncovered to artillery hearth. Lossberg's tactical modernizations became crucial parts of military doctrine, and Lossberg's warfare: the realm struggle I Memoirs of A German leader of employees will take readers contained in the brain of 1 of the main major army innovators of the 20 th century.

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