DOCTRINE AND DOGMA : GERMAN AND BRITISH INFANTRY TACTICS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

Samuels, Martin.


£75.00




Greenwood Press, Westport, 1st ed., 1992. 225 pp., 2 tables + 5 figures. Red cloth ; 24 x 15cm. Small owner's label removed from f.e.p., & tiny blemish to f.e.p., o/w FINE. This study compares German and British infantry tactics, training and leadership techniques during the First World War and challenges some traditional views about the reasons for German successes and British failures. Part One is concerned with Storm Battalions and includes chapters on Sturmbataillone and Stosstrupptaktik. Part Two covers German Doctrine and has chapters on Tactical Concepts ; Fuhrung nach Directive ; and German Training. Part Three examines British Dogma and includes chapters on Bird Cages ; Restrictive Control ; and British Training. The study includes a detailed Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography and an Index.


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