Why did Napoleon succeed in 1805 but fail in 1812? Were the railways vital to Prussia's victory over France in 1870? Was the famous Schlieffen Plan militarily sound? Could the European half of World War II have been ended in 1944? These are only a few of the questions that form the subject-matter of this meticulously researched, lively book. Drawing on a very wide range of unpublished and previously unexploited sources, Martin van Creveld examines the 'nuts and bolts' of war: namely, those formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, so often mentioned - but rarely explored - by the vast majority of books on military history. In doing so he casts his net far and wide, from Gustavus Adolphus to Rommel, from Marlborough to Patton, subjecting the operations of each to a thorough analysis from a fresh and unusual point of view. The result is a fascinating book that has something new to say about virtually every one of the most important campaigns waged in Europe during the last two centuries.
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'Military buffs, even those who disagree with the author's conclusions, will find this original and stimulating.' Business Week
'I recommend this work for every professional army officer, but particularly those in the operations field who are used to moving units with the stroke of a grease pencil.' Major Michael D. Krause, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
'Impeccable scholarship and major new interpretations characterize this work destined to become a classic in military history.' Technology and Culture
'This slim volume, unique of its kind, not only iterates the value of the study of logistics to the understanding of any war, any campaign, or any battle, but presents significant historical re-interpretations and revisions on practically every page.' The American Historical Review
Preface; Introduction; 1. The background of two centuries; 2. 'An army marches on its stomach!'; 3. When demigods rode rails; 4. The wheel that broke; 5. Russian roulette; 6. Sirte to Alamein; 7. War of the accountants; 8. Logistics in perspective; Note on sources; Bibliography; Notes; Index.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521297931
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