At the outset of 1918, Germany faced certain defeat as a result of Allied technical innovations in tanks and aircraft, and the Americans' entry into the war. Victory could only be gained by the immediate application of overwhelming force in new tactical forms; the "fire-waltz" artillery barrage and the storm-trooper infantry attack. Taking an in-depth look, Martin Marix Evans examines both the Germans' strategy and the Allies' preferred solution to fighting this war—the combination of artillery, tanks, infantry, and aircraft—and argues that this approach reached a level of sophistication in command and control never before achieved.
1918: The Dramatic Resolution of the Great War
Author: Martin Marix Evans.