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The Resource The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918, Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), (electronic resource)

The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918, Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), (electronic resource)

Label
The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918
Title
The generals' war
Title remainder
operational level command on the Western Front in 1918
Statement of responsibility
Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.)
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Known as the War to End All Wars and the Great War, World War I introduced new forms of mass destruction and modern technological warfare. When the Bolsheviks pulled Russia out of the war in late 1917, the Germans turned their offensive efforts to the Western Front in an attempt to win the war in 1918. But as fresh American troops entered Europe, the strategic scales tipped against Germany. Much of how World War I played out turned on the plans and decisions of the senior-most German and Allied commanders. The Generals' War explores the military strategies of those generals during the last year of the Great War. These six very different men included Germany's Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich Ludendorff; France's Marshals Ferdinand Foch and Philippe Pétain; Great Britain's Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig; and the United States' General John Pershing. Although history remembers none of them as great captains, these six officers determined for better or worse how World War I was fought on the battlefields of the Western Front between November 1917 and November 1918. The Generals' War is a landmark exploration of the generalship that shaped the very framework of modern warfare as we know it today and provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis on the senior commanders of the Great War. --
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Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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Zabecki, David T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Twentieth-century battles
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Generals
  • Command of troops
Label
The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918, Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-387) and index
Contents
1. Generalship in the Great War; 2. Future Shock on the 1914-1918 Battlefield; 3. The Strategic Situation at the End of 1917; 4. The Commanders in Chief; 5. The Yanks Are Coming; 6. Two Conferences in November 1917; 7. The Gathering Storm; 8. MICHAEL and GEORGETTE: Ludendorff versus Haig; 9. BLÜCHER and GNEISENAU: Ludendorff versus Foch and Pétain; 10. Operation MARNESCHUTZ-REIMS and the Second Battle of the Marne: Foch Wrests the Initiative; 11. Hamel to Mont St. Quentin: Haig Assumes the Offensive 12. Closing to the Hindenburg Line: Foch Tightens the Vise; 13. The Allied General Offensive: Foch Moves In for the Kill; 14. Armistice and Occupation: 11. November 1918-28 June 1919; 15. The Fluctuating Verdict of History; Appendix I: Biographical Chronologies; Appendix II: A Note on General Officer Ranks
Control code
ssj0002592445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 404 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780253037015
Lccn
2018289187
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002592445
Label
The generals' war : operational level command on the Western Front in 1918, Major General David T. Ząbecki, US Army (Ret.) ; foreword by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-387) and index
Contents
1. Generalship in the Great War; 2. Future Shock on the 1914-1918 Battlefield; 3. The Strategic Situation at the End of 1917; 4. The Commanders in Chief; 5. The Yanks Are Coming; 6. Two Conferences in November 1917; 7. The Gathering Storm; 8. MICHAEL and GEORGETTE: Ludendorff versus Haig; 9. BLÜCHER and GNEISENAU: Ludendorff versus Foch and Pétain; 10. Operation MARNESCHUTZ-REIMS and the Second Battle of the Marne: Foch Wrests the Initiative; 11. Hamel to Mont St. Quentin: Haig Assumes the Offensive 12. Closing to the Hindenburg Line: Foch Tightens the Vise; 13. The Allied General Offensive: Foch Moves In for the Kill; 14. Armistice and Occupation: 11. November 1918-28 June 1919; 15. The Fluctuating Verdict of History; Appendix I: Biographical Chronologies; Appendix II: A Note on General Officer Ranks
Control code
ssj0002592445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 404 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780253037015
Lccn
2018289187
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002592445

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