By John Gooch
This e-book, initially released in 1980, is a examine of the character and reasons of peace-time army association in Europe, and of the features and final result of the key wars fought in the course of those years. It charts the increase of mass armies and the position of conscription as a socializing agent and an army tool, in addition to discussing the transforming into involvement of society in conflict either as agent and goal of army job, the mounting attempt required of a society with a purpose to ahcieve victory, culminating within the ‘Total conflict’ of 1939-45. between different topics explored are the improvement of battle economies, the genesis and value of conflict goals, the significance of social unity in glossy conflict and the impression of know-how.
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Armies in Europe: Volume 1 (Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History) by John Gooch