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Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918 : Offensive Spending

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Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918 : Offensive Spending
Title
Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918
Title remainder
Offensive Spending
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book reveals the primary causes of Habsburg defeat both in the Austro-Prussian War and the First World War. The choice of offensive strategy and tactics against an enemy possessing superior weaponry in the Austro-Prussian War, and opponents with superior numbers and weapons in the Great War, resulted in catastrophe. The inferiority of the Habsburg forces in both conflicts stemmed from imprudent spending decisions during peacetime, rather than conservatism or parliamentary stinginess. The desire to restore the sunken prestige of Austria-Hungary and prove Habsburg's great power status drove the military to waste money on an expensive fleet, and choose offensive tactics to win great victories. This study shows the civil-military interaction in regard to funding and procurement decisions as well as the deep intellectual debates within the army, which refute the idea that the Habsburg military remained opposed to technology or progress
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Dredger, John A
Dewey number
900
Index
no index present
LC call number
D1-DX301
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Austria
  • Austria
  • Austria
Label
Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918 : Offensive Spending
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Technical and Tactical Progress: Artillery and Cavalry
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction; Bibliography; Chapter 2 The Problems of 1866: Tactics, Weapons, and Money; Casting Aside the Blame; Recognizing Reality; Breech-Loader Versus Shock Tactics; Strategic Failure and Permanent Fortifications; Flawed Leadership and Unrealistic Training; Spending Unwisely; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3 1866-1876: First Steps Toward Progress; Early Measures and Self-Awareness; Procuring a Breech-Loader; Tactical Debate: Infantry; Tactical Debate: Cavalry; Cordon Strategy; Budgetary Imprudence; Restructuring and Rivalry
  • Ausgleich and WehrgesetzRaising Intellectual Levels: One Year Volunteers and Military Schools; Raising Intellectual Levels: Military Journals; Raising Intellectual Levels: Promotion Regulations; Rivalry and Reform; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Adapting in Bosnia-Hercegovina; Lessons from the Russo-Turkish War; Recognizing Railroad Advantages; The Bosnia-Hercegovina Campaign; Difficulties of Counterinsurgency; Adapting Tactics: Infantry and Cavalry; Adapting Tactics: Steel-Bronze Artillery; Non-Adapting Strategy: Permanent Fortresses; Civil-Military Criticism
  • Self-Criticism, Recognition, and Learning LessonsParliamentary Criticism and Favor; Fruits of Victory: Public and Parliamentary Approval; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5 From Progress to Reversion; Repeater Rifles and Tactics; Conrad's Offensive Tactics and the 1889 Infantry Regulations; Military Education: Intellectual Training and Tactics; Tactical and Numerical Disconnection; The Realistic View; Cavalry Tactics: Shock Versus Reconnaissance; Artillery: Tactics and Numbers; Permanent Waste: The Cordon System; Parliamentary Favor; Stability in the High Command
  • Albrecht: Voice of Tactical ReasonConclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Financial Shock: Conradian Tactics and Wasteful Spending; Solution for Numerical Inferiority: Morale; Conradian Tactics: The Superior Morale of the Offensive; Conradian Influence: The Kriegsschule and the Officer Corps; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Boer War; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Russo-Japanese War; New Infantry Regulations: Conradian Offensive; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Balkan Wars; Cavalry Tactics: Theory and Practice; Artillery: Insufficient Numbers and Quality
  • Financial Imprudence: Permanent FortificationsFinancial Imprudence: The Navy; Parliamentary Favor; Financial Imprudence: Tank Rejection; The High Command: Stability and Views of Technology; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7 The Catastrophe of the Offensive; Prewar Strategy: Austro-Hungarian Offensives and the Schlieffen Plan; Disaster in Galicia; Cavalry Failure; Przemyśl: Permanent Failure; Gorlice-Tarnów: German Support and Success; Naval Weakness; Serbian Campaign: Debacle and Disgrace; The Results of Catastrophe; More Offensives; The Italian Menace
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319576787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1001372875
Label
Tactics and Procurement in the Habsburg Military, 1866-1918 : Offensive Spending
Publication
Note
Technical and Tactical Progress: Artillery and Cavalry
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction; Bibliography; Chapter 2 The Problems of 1866: Tactics, Weapons, and Money; Casting Aside the Blame; Recognizing Reality; Breech-Loader Versus Shock Tactics; Strategic Failure and Permanent Fortifications; Flawed Leadership and Unrealistic Training; Spending Unwisely; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 3 1866-1876: First Steps Toward Progress; Early Measures and Self-Awareness; Procuring a Breech-Loader; Tactical Debate: Infantry; Tactical Debate: Cavalry; Cordon Strategy; Budgetary Imprudence; Restructuring and Rivalry
  • Ausgleich and WehrgesetzRaising Intellectual Levels: One Year Volunteers and Military Schools; Raising Intellectual Levels: Military Journals; Raising Intellectual Levels: Promotion Regulations; Rivalry and Reform; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Adapting in Bosnia-Hercegovina; Lessons from the Russo-Turkish War; Recognizing Railroad Advantages; The Bosnia-Hercegovina Campaign; Difficulties of Counterinsurgency; Adapting Tactics: Infantry and Cavalry; Adapting Tactics: Steel-Bronze Artillery; Non-Adapting Strategy: Permanent Fortresses; Civil-Military Criticism
  • Self-Criticism, Recognition, and Learning LessonsParliamentary Criticism and Favor; Fruits of Victory: Public and Parliamentary Approval; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 5 From Progress to Reversion; Repeater Rifles and Tactics; Conrad's Offensive Tactics and the 1889 Infantry Regulations; Military Education: Intellectual Training and Tactics; Tactical and Numerical Disconnection; The Realistic View; Cavalry Tactics: Shock Versus Reconnaissance; Artillery: Tactics and Numbers; Permanent Waste: The Cordon System; Parliamentary Favor; Stability in the High Command
  • Albrecht: Voice of Tactical ReasonConclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Financial Shock: Conradian Tactics and Wasteful Spending; Solution for Numerical Inferiority: Morale; Conradian Tactics: The Superior Morale of the Offensive; Conradian Influence: The Kriegsschule and the Officer Corps; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Boer War; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Russo-Japanese War; New Infantry Regulations: Conradian Offensive; Failure to Learn: Lessons of the Balkan Wars; Cavalry Tactics: Theory and Practice; Artillery: Insufficient Numbers and Quality
  • Financial Imprudence: Permanent FortificationsFinancial Imprudence: The Navy; Parliamentary Favor; Financial Imprudence: Tank Rejection; The High Command: Stability and Views of Technology; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 7 The Catastrophe of the Offensive; Prewar Strategy: Austro-Hungarian Offensives and the Schlieffen Plan; Disaster in Galicia; Cavalry Failure; Przemyśl: Permanent Failure; Gorlice-Tarnów: German Support and Success; Naval Weakness; Serbian Campaign: Debacle and Disgrace; The Results of Catastrophe; More Offensives; The Italian Menace
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319576787
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
on1001372875

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