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Unformatted text preview: Q1 0 messages - 0 unread Question 1: Citino stated, “When added together, these new problems spelled serious problems for the German way of war, with its stress on rapid offensive operations and a quick victory. How could there be triumph if there was no possibility of attacking successfully? German officers had always prided themselves on viewing war as an art, a free and creative activity, but in the years before 1914 they were having to deal with some thorny technical questions.” (p. 193) How did the German army adjust to contemporary wars and modern weaponry? Initially the Germans advance per the Schlieffen plan. They were close to achieving a substantial victory at Namur, but got bogged down at the Marne west of Paris. From that point on, the Western Front evolved into trench warfare. However, the Germans did not give up hope in their “Way of War”. In Russia, they continued their brand of fighting with success. Movement and flanking attacks proved decisive in the east during battles such as Tannenberg and Warsaw. Authored by: Rebecca Nordy Authored on: Mar 4, 2011 11:18 AM Subject: Re: They experienced having to deal with new technologies such as the machine gun, mass production, and huge developments in artillery. They struggled with how to implement them and deal with war on a new level, namely mass casualties. They had to learn how to fight in a whole new way in order to avoid killing a great deal of their own army. <<< Replied to message below >>> Authored by: Rebecca Nordy Authored on: Mar 3, 2011 12:51 PM Subject: One of the major ways in which Germans adapted to modern weaponary and contemporary wars was their development of the Schwerpunkt. Schwerpunkt was the concentration of a force at the decisive point. (212) Another great development was that under Helmuth von Moltke "No army rode off to war better equipped..." (208) Germany had developed programs devoted to "aggresive reasearch and development programs in heavy artillery." (208) The German army went to war with the largest number of guns by far of the contending powers. Authored by: Phillip Coile Authored on: Mar 4, 2011 7:38 PM Subject: Re: Advances in technology Certainly. And mass production would allow them to develop weapons and vehicles faster. Unfortunately for the Germans, they ended up facing the might of four countries whose industrial might was just as big if not greater in Britain, France, Russia and eventually the U.S. <<< Replied to message below >>> Authored by: Elizabeth Stonerock Authored on: Mar 3, 2011 8:01 PM Subject: Re: Advances in technology Phillip,...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5012 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.
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