Forgotten Legions: German Army Infantry Policy 1918-1941

Lewis, S.J

Published by Praeger Publishers 1985-10-15
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Synopsis: Forgotten Legions presents a comprehensive history of the German Army infantry policy from the end of World War I to early 1942 and the many influences that shaped its development. Samuel J. Lewis explores in detail all of the tactical innovations and the concomitant organizational and armament changes that were instituted by the German Army General Staff. Through an examination of General Staff's policy achievements and failures, Lewis shows how at first the infantry functioned brilliantly in World War II, and how it later ceased to function as its leaders lost a series of running political battles with the single-party totalitarian dictatorship. He includes informative summaries of German campaigns to provide continuity and a framework against which development of the German infantry can be compared, and also analyzes selected combat engagement as examples of typical experiences of the various campaigns.

Review: "Lewis's book is not another sentimental treatment of doomed soldiers and megalomaniacal generals but a hardheaded, sure-handed analysis of developments in the German Army from the end of WW I to 1941. Lewis details changes in weaponry, training, and organization of troops. He discusses the debate within the German General Staff on the proper place of armored vehicles and mobile infantry, the effects of Hitler's increasingly direct intrusion into military planning, and other subjects great and small. Along the way he passes a few harsh but well-considered judgments on Basil Liddell Hart and Heinz Guderian, for too long the unquestioned authorities on several of the above topics. Lewis also defends the General Staff against charges of stodgy conservatism, attributing the Wehrmacht's lack of preparedness of WW II to Hitler's reckess expansion of the army and his confused economic priorities. In purely military matters the book is well grounded in the German and English source materials, It is less reliable, but by no means shoddy, when dealing with the intricate larger context of military developments. In its major concerns the work is excellent, free from military jargon, and accessible to the nonexpert reader. Libraries at all levels."-Choice

?Lewis's book is not another sentimental treatment of doomed soldiers and megalomaniacal generals but a hardheaded, sure-handed analysis of developments in the German Army from the end of WW I to 1941. Lewis details changes in weaponry, training, and organization of troops. He discusses the debate within the German General Staff on the proper place of armored vehicles and mobile infantry, the effects of Hitler's increasingly direct intrusion into military planning, and other subjects great and small. Along the way he passes a few harsh but well-considered judgments on Basil Liddell Hart and Heinz Guderian, for too long the unquestioned authorities on several of the above topics. Lewis also defends the General Staff against charges of stodgy conservatism, attributing the Wehrmacht's lack of preparedness of WW II to Hitler's reckess expansion of the army and his confused economic priorities. In purely military matters the book is well grounded in the German and English source materials, It is less reliable, but by no means shoddy, when dealing with the intricate larger context of military developments. In its major concerns the work is excellent, free from military jargon, and accessible to the nonexpert reader. Libraries at all levels.?-Choice

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