1930s German Doctrine: A Manifestation of Operational Art

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The article chronicles the theory and practice of the German army that led to the formulation of the doctrine of blitzkrieg as applied to operational level during the campaigns in World War II in Western Europe. The thesis Israeli military historian Shimon Naveh that blitzkrieg lacked operational coherence is disputed based on the paradigm of the operational level of war and joint operations concept, the notion of war as a national effort, and the experience during World War I.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)56-64
JournalMilitary Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015


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