Murray Millet Chapter 1

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Unformatted text preview: velopment low- • Failure of army’s senior leaders- wedded to methodical battle- no leadership or direction by Gamelin- silencing criticism Germans During last two years of I- invented modern warfare- but achieved victories at huge cost- • Offensive tactics- not solve prob of firepower and maneuver beyond range of supporting artillery fire- did know how to break through enemy defenses though- but, needed motorized support to get strat or op freedom- - so, lost tons of men • Sceeckt- chief of general staff- made all decisions- culture, value system, selection of officers etc • Huge prob with Versaille treaty- discredited tradit G leadership- so Sch totally restructured and created a very diff officer corps- on that emph intellectual as well as tactical and op excellence- also made a comprehensive program to analyze WWI- 1. Belief in maneuver 2. Offensive 3. Commanders decentralize ops to the lowest level possible- 4. Orricers and NCOs to use judgment on battlefief 5. Leadership at all evels display initiative- 6. All officers need to know army doctrine- • Reichswehr- emall and elite- outch doctinre- trained officers at extraordinarily high levels- tactical and conceptual progress not as pioneering as Brits with armored warfare in that same period but more realistic and imaginative in tying what hapepend to exercise to general und and coneptions fo their entire army- • Versaille banded tanks in Reichswehr- so, hurdles of progress- even theorizinf about using armored- but, bc dcotinral emph exploitation, speed, leadership at front and combined arms, had a solid framework for thinking thorug...
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