War Planning

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November 2009



This tightly focused collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses the war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades.


1. War plans: obvious needs, not so obvious solutions Richard F. Hamilton; 2. Austria-Hungary Gunther Kronenbitter; 3. Germany Annika Mombauer; 4. Russia Bruce W. Menning; 5. French war plans 1914 - the 'Balance of Power Paradox' Robert Doughty; 6. British plans for war before 1914 Keith Neilson; 7. The uncertain partner: Italy and the war plans of the Triplice 1888-1914 John Gooch; 8. Conclusions Holger H. Herwig.


Richard F. Hamilton is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. He is the author of President McKinley and the Coming of War, 1898; President McKinley and America's 'New Empire'; and The Origins of World War I. Holger H. Herwig is Canada Research Chair in Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918, War Memory and Popular Culture, The Origins of World War I, and The Marne: 1914 (2012).


"Richard Hamilton and Holger Herwig have turned conference papers into a work that now becomes the standard on war planning before the Great War." -Samuel R. Williamson, Jr., The Journal of Military History "This useful collection of essays explores 'war planning' in Europe before World War I." -Eric Dorn Brose, American Historical Review An important work for those interested in World War I, military institutions, and war planning, not to mention the course of the twentieth century." -A. A. Nofi, "The volume provides an excellent overview of the state of scholarship as well as a provocative focus on the decision-making process. Experts and students alike will benefit from reading it." -European History Quarterly
EAN: 9780521110969
ISBN: 0521110963
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2009
Format: gebunden
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