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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


Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth

John B. Freed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300122763
eISBN:
9780300221169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122763.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany's most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d'état in 1152. A leading monarch of the Middle Ages, he legalized the dualism between ... 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


German-Russian 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/9780813125589.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The realization of lebensraum in eastern Europe and especially in Soviet Russia had always been an important goal of Adolf Hitler's foreign policy. The defeat of France in the summer of 1940 made the ... More


From ‘Operation Barbarossa’ to Pearl Harbor: June–December 1941

Robert Cole

in Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622771
eISBN:
9780748651337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622771.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

With the launch of ‘Operation Barbarossa’, as the Germans termed the invasion of Russia, the war of words over Eire neutrality expanded – and took on a few variations in direction as well. Irish ... More


Pius XII: War and Fascist Genocides

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

This chapter traces the Vatican’s response to the spread of the Second World War to the USSR, the Atlantic, Africa, and Asia after the launching of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. After examining ... More


Total War and the War of Annihilation

Rolf-Dieter Müller

in Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167381
eISBN:
9780813168111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167381.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Müller begins the chapter by defining the term “total war” as essentially an all-out effort by an entire society using all its resources to the point of exhaustion. For Müller, this all-out drive is ... More


The War of the Factories

Rolf-Dieter Müller

in Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167381
eISBN:
9780813168111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167381.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes Germany’s economy during the Second World War. Prior to 1942, Germany had no central economic planning. The Germans poured money into programs such as the development of rocket ... More


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