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Prussian–German Operational Art, 1740–1943

Dennis E. Showalter

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the rise and fall of operational art in the Prussian/German context. The rise began with Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke and two significant military successes: the defeat of ... More


Between Blitzkrieg and Call-Up: BBC Dancing Club, Masculinity, and the Dance Band Scheme

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 4 addresses how wartime notions of masculinity, escapism, and morale affected the BBC's efforts to provide high-quality dance music. As Britain faced the Blitzkrieg and military defeats ... More


Hitler’s War and the German Economy: A Reinterpretation

R. J. Overy

in War and Economy in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202905
eISBN:
9780191675584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202905.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the concept of Blitzkrieg economics and suggests an alternative interpretation based on a reassessment of Adolf Hitler's intentions and the response of the German economy to the ... More


Renewed War

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Twenty years after the conclusion of peace, war again erupted in Europe. In the early morning of the first of September 1939, German forces invaded Poland on the pretext of a contrived Polish ... More


Lost Victories, or the Limits of Operational Thinking

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 7 challenges the myth popularized by Nazi propaganda that the German military developed a comprehensive plan to achieve supremacy through successive Blitzkrieg strikes. The early victories ... More


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