Steel wind: Colonel Georg Bruchmüller and the birth of modern artillery
Steel Wind is a piece of historical detective work that explains how Colonel Georg Bruchmuller, an obscure German artillery officer recalled from retirement, played a pivotal role in the revolution of offensive tactics that took place in 1917-18. Ironically the methods developed by Bruchmuller ultimately were rejected by the German Army of World War II; but they were taken up and applied with a vengeance by the emerging Red Army. The Soviets further developed Bruchmuller's principles and incorporated them into their doctrine, where they remain to this day. Through Soviet doctrine they have become fundamental to the practice of many other armies. Bruchmuller's influence in shaping the former Soviet Army has also been mirrored in the shape of those armies designed to oppose it.
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Artillery Combat in the First World War
Movement Returns to the Battlefield
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86th Division Allies ammunition Army Group Army's Artillery Chief Artillery Commander artillery fire Artillery Groups artillery preparation Artillery Regiment artillery tactics Artillery Training Regulations artillery units assault attack battalion batteries battle Bruch Bruchmuller 1922 Bruchmuller Nachlass Bruchmuller's Bundesarchiv-Militararchiv Champagne-Marne Chemin des Dames counterbattery Creeping Barrage deep operations Deutsche Artillerie divisions doctrine Durchbruchschlachten des Weltkriegs Eighteenth Army enemy FEKA Feuerwalze Field Artillery Journal field guns fire support firepower firing units Folder Foot Artillery French Artillery German Army German Artillery heavy artillery heavy guns howitzers Iraqi J. F. C. Fuller July kilometers Kuhl Lieutenant Colonel Ludendorff Major maneuver meters mission Mittler und Sohn moved muller Oberkommando des Heeres Oberst Georg Bruchmuller offensive officers operations phase Quentin registration Riga rounds Royal Artillery Russian SCHWEFLA Seventeenth Army Sohn Berlin Soviet started Stellungskrieg Sulzbach tanks targets techniques tillery tion translation trench mortars troops U.S. Army Western Front World