The Kaiser's Army: The Politics of Military Technology in Germany During the Machine Age, 1870-1918

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Oxford University Press, USA, Oct 14, 2004 - History - 336 pages
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This volume covers a fascinating period in the history of the German army, a time in which machine guns, airplanes, and weapons of mass destruction were first developed and used. Eric Brose traces the industrial development of machinery and its application to infantry, cavalry, and artillery tactics. He examines the modernity versus anti-modernity debate that raged after the Franco-Prussian war, arguing that the residue of years of resistance to technological change seriously undermined the German army during World War I.

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After reading many books on the Imperial German Army I was left with the impression that this army was the best trained, most advanced and best lead army in the world at the time. After reading this ... Read full review


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Eric Dorn Brose is Professor of History and Head of the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University.

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