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Author Balck, Hermann, 1893-1982,
Title Ordnung im Chaos. English
Order in chaos : the memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck / Hermann Balck ; edited and translated by Major General David T. Zabecki, USA (Ret.), and Lieutenant Colonel Dieter J. Biederkarken, USA (Ret.) ; foreword by Carlo D'Este.
Imprint Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]

Author Balck, Hermann, 1893-1982,
Series Foreign military studies
Foreign military studies.
Subject Balck, Hermann, 1893-1982.
Germany. Heer -- Biography.
Generals -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German.
Alt Name Zabecki, David T.,
Biedekarken, Dieter J.,
Add Title Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck
Description 1 online resource (xx, 541 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Note "An AUSA Book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918 -- Retrospective on World War I -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- In the Third Teich -- World War II -- Greece -- Russia -- 1942 -- 1943 -- The Gross-Deutschland Division -- Commander in Chief, Army Group G -- North of the Danube -- Looking back -- Appendixes.
Note Print version record.
Summary German general Hermann Balck (1897--1982) was considered to be one of World War II's greatest battlefield commanders. His brilliantly fought battles were masterpieces of tactical agility, mobile counterattack, and the technique of Auftragstaktik, or mission command. However, because he declined to participate in the U.S. Army's military history debriefing program, today he is known only to serious students of the war. Drawing heavily on his meticulously kept wartime journals, Balck discusses his childhood and his career through the First and Second World Wars. His memoir details the command decision-making process as well as operations on the ground during crucial battles, including the Battle of the Marne in World War I and his incredible victories against a larger and better-equipped Soviet army at the Chir River in World War II. Balck also offers observations on Germany's greatest generals, such as Erich Ludendorff and Heinz Guderian, and shares his thoughts on international relations, domestic politics, and Germany's place in history. Available in English for the first time in an expertly edited and annotated edition, this important book provides essential information about the German military during a critical era in modern history.
ISBN 9780813161273 (electronic bk.)
0813161274 (electronic bk.)
9780813161280 (electronic bk.)
0813161282 (electronic bk.)
9780813161266 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813161266 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 908103669
Additional Format Print version: Balck, Hermann, 1893-1982. Ordnung im Chaos. English. Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck 9780813161266 (DLC) 2015011481 (OCoLC)893452308

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