The Unrivalled Inside Story of the German Army in WWII
Wehrmacht: Command and Control
This book looks at the tactical doctrines that underlined German officer training in the years preceding World War II, as well as the ways in which these doctrines were applied in the field. It contrasts the rigid and centralised command structure that Hitler built around himself with the fluid and adaptable nature of the Auftragstaktik (“mission tactics”) practiced by armies in the field. It also looks at the institutional culture of the officer corps, and the nature of the average Wehrmacht junior commander.