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The Kaiser's Army: Technological, Tactical, and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

Eric Dorn Brose

Abstract

This volume covers a fascinating period in the history of the German army, a time in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. The author traces the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged after the Franco-Prussian war, arguing that the residue of years of resistance to technological change seriously undermined the German army during World War I.

Keywords: German army, machine guns, airplanes, weapons of mass destruction, infantry, artillery, cavalry, Franco-Prussian war, World War I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195143355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Dorn Brose, author
Drexel University
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