The Military Collapse of the German Empire: The Reality Behind the Stab-in-the-Back Myth

  title={The Military Collapse of the German Empire: The Reality Behind the Stab-in-the-Back Myth},
  author={Wilhelm Deist and Edgar J. Feuchtwanger},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={186 - 207}
The political component in the conduct of leading military men Moltke, Falkenhayn, Hindenburg, Ludendorff and Groener has been subjected to critical analysis in the relevant accounts, but the analysis of the military situation and the interpretation of military decisions have been noticeably left in the background. The same goes for the description and analysis of the conduct of war in 1918. The political implications of Ludendorffs decision to take the offensive in the spring and summer of… Expand
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The strength of a normal infantry division at the end of Mar
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as example the corresponding order of the Heeresgruppe Kronprinz Rupprecht for the 17th and 2nd armies at the beginning of
  • 1918
Der seelische Zusammenbruch', pp. 22f. Ludendorff, Kriegserinnerungen
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      Groener before the plenipotentiaries in the Bundesrat; cf. Deist, Militär und Innenpolitik
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