A Military History of the Western World: From the American Civil War to the End of World War II

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Da Capo Press, 1987 - History - 666 pages
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'General Fuller's Military History, seen as a whole, is a magnificent survey of the evolution of western military organization, tactics, and strategy from the earliest times; and perhaps it outstanding feature is the fact that this evolution is always seen within the context of political and social history, the author being careful demonstrates the reciprocal relationship which exists between military establishments on the one hand and civilization societies which support them on the other.' -Gordon Craig.
 

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Contents

Chronicle t The industrial revolution and the rise
1
The Seven Days Battle 1862
12
The Confederacy 18611865
14
The Seven Days Battle June 25July 1 1862 t 3 Battle of Gainess Mill June 26 1862
35
Progress of the American Civil War 1862
48
Battle of Malvern Hill July 1 1862 43
59
Battle of Chattanooga November 2325 1863
77
The expansion of Prussia
90
The rise of the Third Reich and the origins
364
The Second Battle of Sedan and the fall
377
Allied deployment May 10 1940
384
German deployment May 10 1940
389
Second Battle of Sedan May 1315 1940
394
German invasion of France MayJune 1940
401
The Moscow Campaign 19411942
423
Batde of Kiev AugustSeptember 1941
433

Chapters The Battle of Sedan 1870
99
The FrancoPrussian War 18701871 o 8 Battles of Vionville and Gravelotte 1870
114
Battle of Sedan September 1 1870
115
The rise of Japanese imperialism and the
136
The Siege of Port Arthur 19041905
142
The RussoJapanese War 19041905 15
150
Siege of Port Arthur 19041905
151
The foundations of the First World War
171
French and German distributions August 1914
194
Battle of Tannenberg August 2631 1914
203
Battle of the Marne September 8 1914
215
Chronicle u Operation Barbarossa and the LendLease
221
ChronkkS Tactical stalemate and change of objectives
229
GalUpoli and the Dardanelles 1915
243
Battle of Sari Bair August 61 o 1915
250
Battle of Suvla Bay August 610 1915
254
Progress of the War 19151918
265
Chapter j The Batde of Amiens 1918
276
The struggle between Italy and Austria
300
Chapters The Battle of VittorioVeneto 1918
306
Batde of VittorioVeneto situation October 23 1918
311
Batde of VittorioVeneto the breakthrough on the Piave October 2329 1918
313
Chronicle o The Russian revolution
331
The Batde of Warsaw 1920
339
PolishSoviet Campaign 1920
343
Battle of Warsaw August 1625 920
357
Batde of ViasmaBriansk October 1941
439
Chapter u The Battles for Moscow 480
449
The Battle of Midway Island 1942
460
Japans strategic defensive 1941
463
Batde of the Coral Sea May 48 1942
465
Batde of Midway Island June 46 1942
469
The War in North Africa
478
The Battles of El Alamein 1942 and Tunis
484
Batde of Alam el Haifa August 31 1942
489
Batde of El Alamein October 23November 4 1942
493
The foundations of the Stalingrad campaign
517
The Battle of Stalingrad 19421943
524
The Stalingrad Campaign 19421943
525
The political and second fronts
543
The Battle of Normandy 1944
553
Allied front line September 1 1944
581
Allied zones of occupation and Russias western frontier in 1945 compared with Charlemagnes eastern frontier in 814
588
Progress of the war in the Pacific 19421944
590
Strategy of the Western Pacific 19421944
591
General MacArthurs Campaigns 19421944
595
The Battle for Leyte Gulf 1944
600
Revised Sho No 1 Operation October 1944
603
Battle for Leyte Gulf October 2326 1944
606
Epilogue The Second World War in retrospect
629
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About the author (1987)

Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.

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