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Such subtlety is the essence of strategy. Aleph Account rated it really liked it Feb 14, Be the first to ask a question about The Other Side of the Hill. After Hitler, that summer, had made his designs clear, Brauchitsch summoned all the senior generals to a con- ference, and told them that Beck had drafted a memoran- dum which, if they approved, he proposed sending to Hitler.

Want to Read saving…. There was also a change of commanders. For Hitler, recognizing the public craving in wartime for glamorous military figures, decided to pick two soldiers and two only whom he could safely turn into popular heroes — “one in the sun and one in the snow For the numerous evasions that German military chiefs practised were on a petty scale, and in themselves amounted to no considerable recovery of strength.

That was due to a combination of factors. As a result he was worshipped by the younger men. For it left his military record distinguished by the most striking series of victories in modern history, and blemished merely by a check which he had not only foreseen but of which he had forewarned his supeiior.

The Other Side of the Hill (Grand Strategy)

Blomberg had fallen in love with a typist in his office, and married her. His division 54 The Other Side of the Hill played a dashing part in the break-through over the Meuse and on to the Channel coast. UomoDiGhiaccio rated it really liked it Oct 18, Misfires in the Mediterranean. He graced the wedding, as a witness. The Anti-Hitler Plot— as seen from H. Rundstedt came nearest it, but in his case the impression liddell offset by his natural courtesy and light touch of humour.


Seeckt kept the army as a whole out of politics, and by his apparent loyalty to the new republican regime at an 20 The Other Side of the Hill awkward time, he was the better able to cloak his military development schemes, as well as the half-veiled political activities in which numerous officers of the older school indulged.

The Other Side of the Hill by B.H. Liddell Hart

Soldiers, however, are slow to grow up. Rundstedt’s plan was certainly more in accord with the basic theory of strategy.

Refresh and try again. He caught the British distributed piecemeal, and with most of their tanks in need of repair. That balance of disadvantage tended to increase as the campaign continued. The British were swept headlong out of Cyrenaica and back over the Egyptian frontier. Shows some signs of wear, and may othr some markings on the inside.

The Suicidal Schism conquering combination.

But when Hitler sent for the Commander-in-Chief, 36 The Other Side of the Hill Himmler produced a witness who formally identified him as the man in the case. All the latter could do was to make the liddell of their orders — or to make the woist of them. After the elimination of the left-wing armies, the remainder were left too weak to hold the far- stretching front in France against a powerful offensive, so that their collapse in turn was mathematically probable even before the next German stroke was delivered.


Other Side of the Hill : B. H. Liddell Hart :

Then the initiative changed sides. Himmler next tried to get at the witnesses for the defence.

The limitations of his outlook — which had appeared broad by comparison with other generals — were still more clearly brought out by his subsequent venture into politics, as a spokesman of the half-baked ideas of the German People’s Party. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Tthe Seeckt’s view, “the operating army 55 should consist The Sode of Seeckt 23 of “professional, long-term soldiers, volunteers as far as possible”. Before this he had come in contact with Hitler, who found him a refreshingly unorthodox soldier with whom to discuss new military ideas.

These tactics extracted a maximum advantage fiom a minimum use of shock, and exploited the power of tactical defence as an aid to the offensive. Rubbing of the book panels with some sunning to the back strip. The Colour of Time: This book was first published inrevised and enlarged in World War I DK. At the end of June Sode came to Thf at their urgent request — it was the only visit he paid to the West in — and they met him at Soissons.

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