English Summary/英文概要： Between 1919 and 1933, German military leaders created and nurtured the Reichswehr, a new military organisation built on the wreckage of the old Imperial Army. James Corum traces the crucial transformations in military tactical doctrine, organisation and training that laid the foundations for the Nazi Blitzkrieg. He aims to provide a clear understanding of military thinking, reform and reorganisation in post-World War I Germany, as well as to raise important questions regarding fundamental processes in the study and development of military doctrine.
Awards/获奖情况： "Even students well-read on the German Army of the interwar era can still gain new insights into von Seeckt and the germinating Reichswehr. Corum’s exhaustive research in German source materials brings into question many of the assumptions earlier works dealing with this period have evidenced."--Marine Crops Gazette
"This is an important book which illuminated the hard, cold world of military power that diplomatic historians all too often ignore. This is a book that reveals important issues about the coin of diplomatic exchange: military power."--International History Review
"Exploiting archival sources, Corum has written a well-researched book on the German Army during the era of General Hans von Seeckt’s leadership."--Choice