Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History

Editor: Zabecki, David T.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $415.00
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ISBN: 978-1-59884-980-6
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 184
Book Status: Available
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This landmark, four-volume encyclopedia explores how and why that happened, at the same time examining Germany as a military power from the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618 to the present day. Coverage includes the Federal Republic of Germany, its predecessor states, and the kingdoms and principalities that combined to form Imperial Germany in 1871.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Documents
  • List of Maps
  • Foreword by Professor Dennis Showalter
  • Preface
  • A–F
  • A
  • Aachen, Battle of (September 13–October 21, 1944)
  • Abensberg, Battle of (April 20, 1809)
  • Abwehr (1921–1944)
  • Achtung-Panzer! (1937)
  • Adam, Wilhelm (1877–1949)
  • Afghanistan Deployment (ISAF) (2001–)
  • Africa, World War I Campaigns in (1914–1918)
  • Afrika Korps (1941–1943)
  • Aircraft, German Military (1898–Present)
  • AirLand Battle (1982–2001)
  • Aisne, First Battle of the (September 12–28, 1914)
  • Aisne, Second Battle of the (April 16–May 17, 1917)
  • Aisne-Marne Offensive, Allied (July 18–August 6, 1918)
  • Alam Halfa, Battle of (August 31–September 7, 1942)
  • ALBERICH, Operation (March 16, 1917–April 5, 1917)
  • Albert, First Battle of (September 25–29, 1914)
  • Albert, King of Saxony (1828–1902)
  • Albert, Second Battle of (August 21–22, 1918)
  • Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1865–1939)
  • Aldringen, Johan von (1588–1634)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
  • Allied Control Council for Germany (1945–1949)
  • Allied Military Government, Germany (1945–1948)
  • Alsace and Lorraine
  • Alsace Campaign, Allied (November 1944–January 1945)
  • Altmark Seizure (February 16, 1940)
  • Amberg, Battle of (January 7, 1745)
  • American Military Tribunals (November 1946–April 1949)
  • American Revolutionary War (1775–1784)
  • Amiens Offensive, British (August 8–15, 1918)
  • Amt Blank (1950–1955)
  • Anglo-German Naval Agreement (1935)
  • Antisubmarine Campaign, Allied Powers (1914–1918)
  • Antwerp, Allied Liberation of (September 4–October 2, 1944)
  • Antwerp, Siege of (August 20–October 10, 1914)
  • Anzio, Battle of (January 22–May 25, 1944)
  • Arcis-sur-Aube, Battle of (March 20–21, 1814)
  • Ardeatine Massacre (March 24, 1944)
  • Ardennes, Battle of the (August 21–23, 1914)
  • Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) (December 16, 1944–January 25, 1945)
  • Arentschildt, Alexander Carl Friedrich von (1806–1881)
  • Armaments Procurement, German Armed Forces (1860–Present)
  • Arnauld de la Perière, Lothar von (1886–1941)
  • Arnim, Hans Georg von (1583–1641)
  • Arnim, Hans Jürgen Dieter von (1889–1962)
  • Arras, First Battle of (October 1–4, 1914)
  • Arras, Second Battle of (April 9–24, 1917)
  • Artillery (1618–Present)
  • Artillery Tactics, Bruchmüllers's (1916–1918)
  • Artois, First Battle of (December 17, 1914–January 4, 1915)
  • Artois, Second Battle of (May 9–June 18, 1915)
  • Artois, Third Battle of (September 25–November 4, 1915)
  • Atlantic, Battle of the (September 1939–May 1945)
  • Atlantic Wall (1941–1944)
  • Auerstädt, Battle of (October 14, 1806)
  • Auftragstaktik
  • Austria, Annexation of (Anschluss) (March 1938)
  • Austro-Prussian War (The Seven Weeks’ War) (1866)
  • Avranches Counteroffensive (August 7–12, 1944)
  • Axis Pact (1940–1945)
  • B
  • Babi Yar Massacre (September 29–30, 1941)
  • “Baby Blitz” Air Campaign (January–May 1944)
  • Bachmann, Gustav (1860–1945)
  • Bach-Zelewski, Erich von dem (1899–1973)
  • Baden, Grand Duchy of (1806–1918)
  • Baden and Pfalz Revolutions (1848–1849)
  • Bagger, Hartmut (1938–)
  • Balck, Hermann (1893–1984)
  • Baltic Islands, Battle for (Operation ALBION) (October 8–18, 1917)
  • Baltic Sea Operations, World War I (1914–1918)
  • Barents Sea, Battle of (December 30–31, 1942)
  • Barkhorn, Gerhard (1919–1983)
  • Bastian, Gert (1923–1992)
  • Bastogne, Battle of (December 19, 1944–January 9, 1945)
  • Baudissen, Wolf von (1907–1993)
  • Bauer, Max Hermann (1869–1929)
  • Bautzen, Battle of (May 20–21, 1813)
  • Bavaria, Kingdom of (1806–1918)
  • Bavarian Army (1790–1815)
  • Bavarian Army (1815–1871)
  • Bayerlein, Fritz (1899–1970)
  • Beck, Ludwig (1880–1944)
  • Belfort, Siege of (November 3, 1870–February 18, 1871)
  • Belgium, Overrun of (August 4–October 30, 1914)
  • Belgium and Flanders Campaign (May 10–28, 1940)
  • Belleau Wood, Battle of (June 6–26, 1918)
  • Belorussia Offensive, Soviet (June 22–August 29, 1944)
  • Below, Fritz von (1853–1918)
  • Below, Otto von (1857–1944)
  • Bergen, Battle of (April 13, 1759)
  • Berlin, Allied Occupation of (1945–1994)
  • Berlin, Land Battle for (March 31–May 2, 1945)
  • Berlin Air Campaign, Allied (August 25, 1940–April 21, 1945)
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift (June 24, 1948–September 30, 1949)
  • Berlin Crises (1958–1961)
  • Berlin Wall (August 13, 1961–November 9, 1989)
  • Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1604–1639)
  • Beseler, Hans Hartwig von (1850–1921)
  • Bewegungskrieg (Maneuver Warfare)
  • Bey, Eric (1898–1943)
  • “Big Week” Allied Air Campaign (February 20–25, 1944)
  • Bismarck, Otto von (1815–1898)
  • Bismarck, Sortie and Sinking of (May 18–27, 1941)
  • Bittrich, Wilhelm (1894–1979)
  • “Black May,” Allied Anti-U-Boat Campaign (May 1943)
  • Black Sea, Naval Operations (1914–1918)
  • Blank, Theodor Anton (1906–1972)
  • Blaskowitz, Johannes Albrecht (1883–1948)
  • Blenheim, Battle of (August 13, 1704)
  • Blenheim Campaign (May 19–December 20, 1704)
  • Blitz, Air Campaign (September 7, 1940–May 12, 1941)
  • Blitzkrieg (Lightning Warfare)
  • Blomberg, Werner von (1878–1946)
  • Blomberg-Fritsch Crisis (1938)
  • Blücher, Gebhard Lebrecht von (1742–1819)
  • Blumenthal, Konstantin Karl Leonhard von (1810–1900)
  • Blumentritt, Günther (1892–1967)
  • Bock, Fedor von (1880–1945)
  • BODENPLATTE, Air Operation (January 1, 1945)
  • Boehn, Max Hans von (1850–1921)
  • Boelcke, Oswald (1891–1916)
  • Bohemia and Moravia, Annexation of (1939–1945)
  • Bosnia-Kosovo, Bundeswehr Involvement in (1995–)
  • Boyen, Hermann von (1771–1848)
  • Brandenberger, Erich (1892–1955)
  • Brandenburg, Duchy of (1618–1701)
  • Brauchitsch, Walther von (1881–1948)
  • Braun, Wernher von (1912–1977)
  • Breakthrough Tactics in World War I
  • Bredow, Adalbert von (1814–1890)
  • Breitenfeld, First Battle of (September 17, 1631)
  • Breitenfeld, Second Battle of (November 2, 1642)
  • Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of (March 3, 1918)
  • Britain, Battle of (July 10–October 31, 1940)
  • Brittany, Naval Battle of (June 9, 1944)
  • Brody-Lwów, Battle of (July 13–27, 1944)
  • Bromme, Karl Rudolf (1804–1860)
  • Bruchmüller, Georg (1863–1948)
  • Brunswick Manifesto (July 25, 1792)
  • Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ferdinand von (1721–1792)
  • Brunswick-Lünenburg, Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand von (1735–1806)
  • Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Friedrich Wilhelm von (1771–1815)
  • Brusilov Offensive, Russian (June 4–September 1, 1916)
  • Brussels Treaty (1948)
  • Budapest, Battle of (November 3, 1944–February 13, 1945)
  • Bug Offensive (June 29–September 30, 1915)
  • Bülow, Heinrich Dietrich von (1757–1807)
  • Bülow, Karl von (1846–1921)
  • Bülow von Dennewitz, Friedrich Wilhelm (1755–1816)
  • Bundesgrenzschutz (1951–2005)
  • Busch, Ernst (1885–1945)
  • C
  • Cambrai, Offensive, British (November 20–December 7, 1917)
  • Canal du Nord, Battle of (September 27–October 1, 1918)
  • Canaris, Wilhelm Franz (1887–1945)
  • Cannae, Schlieffen's (1909–1913)
  • Cantigny, Battle of (May 28–31, 1918)
  • Caporetto, Battle of (October 24–November 12, 1917)
  • Carrier-Launched Air Strikes against Germany (December 25, 1914 and July 19, 1918)
  • Case BLUE (Fall BLAU), Strategy and Tactics (1942)
  • Case WHITE (Fall WEISS), Strategy and Tactics (August 1939)
  • Case Yellow (Fall Gelb), Strategy and Tactics (1940)
  • Cassino-Rapido River, Battles of (January 17–May 18, 1944)
  • Catholic League (1609–1635)
  • Caucasus Campaign (July 22, 1942–February 1943)
  • Cavalry Weapons, Saddles, and Horses (1700–1945)
  • Celles, Battle of (December 24–27, 1944)
  • Cephalonia Island Massacre (September 21–28, 1943)
  • Champagne Offensive, Allied First (December 10, 1914–March 17, 1915)
  • Champagne Offensive, Allied Second (September 25–November 3, 1915)
  • Channel Dash (February 11–13, 1942)
  • Channel Islands Campaign (June 30, 1940–May 8, 1945)
  • Charleroi, Battle of (August 21–23, 1914)
  • Checkpoint Charlie (1961–1990)
  • Chemin des Dames Offensive (Operation BLÜCHER) (May 27–June 5, 1918)
  • Chemnitz, Battle of (April 14, 1639)
  • Cherbourg, Allied Capture of (June 7–30, 1944)
  • Chevallerie, Kurt von der (1891–1945)
  • China, German Intervention in (Boxer Rebellion) (1900–1901)
  • Chir River, Battle of (December 7–22, 1942)
  • Choltitz, Dietrich von (1894–1966)
  • Chotusitz, Battle of (May 17, 1742)
  • Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568–1630)
  • Ciliax, Otto (1891–1964)
  • Clausewitz, Carl Philipp Gottfried von (1780–1831)
  • COBRA, Allied Breakout Operation (July 25–31, 1944)
  • Cold War (1945–1991)
  • Colmar Pocket, Battle for the (January 20–February 9, 1945)
  • Cologne, Allied Air Raid on (May 30–31, 1942)
  • Colonial Wars (1904–1907)
  • Combined Bomber Offensive, Allied (Operation POINTBLANK) (June 10, 1943–April 12, 1945)
  • Commando Order (October 18, 1942)
  • Commissar Order (Kommissarbefehl) (June 6, 1941)
  • Confederation of the Rhine (1806–1813)
  • Convoy Battle in the North Channel (October 16–20, 1940)
  • Convoy Battle Off Portugal (December 14–23, 1941)
  • Convoy PQ 13, Battle of (March 29, 1942)
  • Convoy PQ 17, Battle of (June 27–July 7, 1942)
  • Convoy PQ 18, Battle of (September 12–21, 1942)
  • Convoys SC 122 and HX 229, Battle of (March 14–20, 1943)
  • Coronel, Battle of (November 1, 1914)
  • Courtrai, Allied Offensive (October 14–20, 1918)
  • Craonne, Battle of (March 7, 1814)
  • Crete, Battle of (May 20–June 1, 1941)
  • Crete, Naval-Air Battle (May 21–June 1, 1941)
  • Crimea Campaign (1941–1942)
  • Crimea Campaign, Soviet (April 8–May 12, 1944)
  • CROSSBOW, Anglo-American Air Operation (December 5, 1943–March 28, 1945)
  • CRUSADER, British Operation (November 18–December 30, 1941)
  • Culmination
  • Czechoslovakia, Warsaw Pact Invasion of (August 20–21, 1968)
  • D
  • Damascus, Allied Capture of (October 1, 1918)
  • Danish War, First (Schleswig-Holstein Revolt) (1848–1851)
  • Danish-Prussian War (1864)
  • Danzig and the Polish Corridor (1919–1939)
  • Defense In-Depth
  • Delbrück, Hans (1848–1929)
  • Demyansk Pocket, Battle of the (February 8, 1942–February 28, 1943)
  • Denmark Campaign (April 9, 1940)
  • Dennewitz, Battle of (September 6, 1813)
  • Dessau, Battle of (April 25, 1626)
  • Dettingen, Battle of (June 27, 1743)
  • Dhistomo Massacre (June 10, 1944)
  • Dieppe, British Raid on (August 19, 1942)
  • Dietl, Eduard (1890–1944)
  • Dietrich, Josef “Sepp” (1892–1966)
  • Doctrine, German: Interwar Mechanization (1919–1939)
  • Doctrine, German: Schlieffen (1891–1905)
  • Doctrine, German: World War I (1914–1918)
  • Doctrine, German: World War II (1939–1945)
  • Doctrine, Prussian: Frederick the Great (1740–1786)
  • Doctrine, Prussian: Moltke (1858–1888)
  • Doctrine and Military Reform, Prussian: Napoleonic Period (1807–1813)
  • Dodecanese Islands Campaign (September 8–November 22, 1943)
  • Dogger Bank, Battle of the (January 24, 1915)
  • Dollmann, Friedrich (1882–1944)
  • Dönitz, Karl (1891–1980)
  • Dornberger, Walter Robert (1895–1980)
  • Double-Track Decision, NATO (1977–1987)
  • Dover Straits, Battle of (October 26–27, 1916)
  • Dresden, Allied Air Attack on (February 13–15, 1945)
  • Dresden, Battle of (August 26–27, 1813)
  • DRUMBEAT (PAUKENSCHLAG), U-Boat Operation (January 13–July 19, 1942)
  • Dunkirk, British Evacuation of (May 26–June 4, 1940)
  • Düppeler Schanzen, Battle of (April 18, 1864)
  • Dutch War (1672–1678)
  • E
  • East Berlin Uprising (June 16–17, 1953)
  • East Prussia
  • East Prussia, Campaigns in (1914–1915)
  • Eastern Front World War I, Overview (1914–1918)
  • Eastern Front World War II, Overview (1941–1945)
  • Eben Emael, Capture of (May 10–11, 1940)
  • Eckmühl, Battle of (April 21–22, 1809)
  • Eichhorn, Hermann von (1848–1918)
  • Eicke, Theodor (1892–1943)
  • Einem genannt von Rothmaler, Karl Wilhelm von (1853–1934)
  • Einsatzgruppen (1941–1945)
  • El Alamein, Battle of (October 23–November 4, 1942)
  • Emmich, Otto von (1848–1915)
  • Ems Dispatch (July 13, 1870)
  • Enigma Machine (1928–1945)
  • Épehy, Battle of (September 18, 1918)
  • Ermattungsstrategie (Attrition Strategy)
  • European Defense Community (1952–1955)
  • Eylau, Battle of (February 7–8, 1807)
  • F
  • Falaise-Argentan Pocket, Battle of (August 12–21, 1944)
  • Falkenhausen, Ludwig von (1844–1936)
  • Falkenhayn, Erich von (1861–1922)
  • Falkenhorst, Nikolaus von (1885–1968)
  • Falklands, Battle of the (December 8, 1914)
  • Fallschirmjäger (Airborne Troops) (1935–Present)
  • FAUSTSCHLAG, Operation (February 18–March 3, 1918)
  • Fehrbellin, Battle of (June 18, 1675)
  • Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578–1637)
  • Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608–1657)
  • Flanders Campaign (October 17–November 12, 1914)
  • Fleurus, Battle of (July 1, 1690)
  • Foertsch, Friedrich Albert (1900–1976)
  • Fokker, Anthony Herman (1890–1939)
  • Foreign Military Studies Series (1946–1961)
  • FORTITUDE North and South, Allied Deception Operations (1944)
  • France, Allied Liberation of (June 6–September 29, 1944)
  • France, Battle of (May 10–July 25, 1940)
  • Franco-German Brigade (1987–Present)
  • François, Hermann von (1856–1933)
  • Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871)
  • Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (1763–1827)
  • Freiberg (Saxony), Battle of (October 29, 1762)
  • Freiburg (Breisgau), Battle of (August 3, 5, and 9–10, 1644)
  • Freiburg, Bombings of (December 4, 1914, May 10, 1940, and November 27, 1944)
  • Freikorps (Free Corps) (1918–1923)
  • Friedeburg, Hans Georg von (1895–1945)
  • Friedlingen, Battle of (October 14, 1702)
  • Friedrich I, King of Prussia (1657–1713)
  • Friedrich I, Wilhelm Karl, King of Württemberg (1754–1816)
  • Friedrich II, King of Prussia (Frederick the Great) (1712–1786)
  • Friedrich III, Emperor of Germany (1831–1888)
  • Friedrich V, Prince Elector of the Palatinate (1596–1632)
  • Friedrich August I of Saxony (1670–1733)
  • Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig, Prince of Prussia (1726–1802)
  • Friedrich Karl, Prince of Prussia (1828–1885)
  • Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1746–1818)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg (1620–1688)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia (1688–1740)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia (1770–1840)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia (1795–1861)
  • Friessner, Johannes (1892–1971)
  • Fritsch, Werner Thomas Ludwig von (1880–1939)
  • Fromm, Friedrich (1888–1945)
  • Frontiers, Battle of the (August 14–25, 1914)
  • Führer Directives (1939–1945)
  • Führerreise (Leaders’ Ride)
  • Führung und Gefecht der verbundenen Waffen (1921–1933)
  • G–M
  • G
  • Galland, Adolf (1912–1996)
  • Gallipoli Campaign (1915)
  • Gallwitz, Max von (1852–1937)
  • Gas and Chemical Weapons (1914–1992)
  • Gazala, Battle of (May 26–June 13, 1942)
  • Gehlen, Reinhard (1902–1979)
  • Gehlen Organization (1946–1956)
  • General Government of Poland (1939–1945)
  • Georg Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck (1620–1692)
  • Georg Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg (1595–1640)
  • George II, King of Great Britain (1683–1760)
  • German Air Force (Bundesluftwaffe) (1956–Present)
  • German Air Force (Luftwaffe) (1935–1945)
  • German Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) (1910–1918)
  • German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) (1955–Present)
  • German Armed Forces (Reichswehr) (1919–1935)
  • German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) (1935–1945)
  • German Army (Kaiserheer) (1871–1919)
  • German Army (Reichsheer) (1919–1945)
  • German Confederation (Deutscher Bund) (1815–1866)
  • German Democratic Republic (East Germany) (October 7, 1949–October 3, 1990)
  • German Democratic Republic, Armed Forces (Nationale Volksarmee) (1956–1990)
  • German Empire (Deutsches Reich) (1871–1918)
  • German General Staff (1870–1914)
  • German General Staff, Truppenamt (1919–1933)
  • German General Staff, World War I (1914–1918)
  • German General Staff, World War II (1933–1945)
  • German Navy (Bundesmarine) (1956–Present)
  • German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) (1871–1919)
  • German Navy (Kriegsmarine) (1935–1945)
  • German Navy (Reichsflotte) (June 14, 1848–April 2, 1852)
  • German Navy (Reichsmarine) (1921–1935)
  • German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact (August 23, 1939)
  • Germany, Federal Republic of (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) (1949–Present)
  • Germany, Occupation of after War World War II (1945–1990)
  • Germany, Third Reich (Grossdeutsches Reich) (1933–1945)
  • Germany, Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik) (1918–1933)
  • Germany, World War II Collapse of (March–May 1945)
  • Germany Campaign, Napoleon's (1813)
  • Geyer, Hermann (1882–1946)
  • Gneisenau, August Wilhelm Neidhardt von (1760–1831)
  • Goeben and Breslau, Escape of (August 1914)
  • Goltz, Colmar von der (1843–1916)
  • Goltz, Rüdiger von der (1865–1946)
  • GOODWOOD, British Operation (July 18–20, 1944)
  • Göring, Hermann Wilhelm (1893–1946)
  • Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive (May–December 1915)
  • Grashey, Helmut Christian (1914–1990)
  • Gravelotte-St. Privat, Battle of (August 18, 1870)
  • Greece Campaign (April 6–30, 1941)
  • Greim, Robert von (1892–1945)
  • Groener, Wilhelm (1867–1939)
  • Grossbeeren, Battle of (August 23, 1813)
  • Grossdeutschland (Greater Germany)
  • Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (1945–1994)
  • Guderian, Heinz (1888–1953)
  • Guernica, Kondor Legion Attack on (April 26, 1937)
  • Guillaume, Günter (1927–1995)
  • Guise, Battle of (August 29, 1914)
  • Gumbinnen, Battle of (August 20, 1914)
  • H
  • Haber, Fritz (1868–1934)
  • Halder, Franz (1884–1972)
  • Halle, Battle of (October 17, 1806)
  • Hamburg, Allied Air Raids (Operation GOMORRAH) (July 24–August 3, 1943)
  • Hanau, Battle of (October 30–31, 1813)
  • Handelskrieg (Commerce Warfare)
  • Hanover, Kingdom of (1814–1866)
  • Hanoverian Army (1790–1815)
  • Hanoverian Army (1815–1871)
  • Harpe, Josef (1887–1968)
  • Hartmann, Erich Alfred (1922–1993)
  • Hartmannswillerkopf, Battles of (January 4, 1915–January 6, 1916)
  • Hausen, Max Klemens Lothar von (1846–1922)
  • Haushofer, Karl Ernst (1869–1946)
  • Hausser, Paul (1880–1972)
  • Heeringen, Josias Oskar von (1850–1926)
  • Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1862–1929)
  • Heinrici, Gotthard (1886–1971)
  • Heisenberg, Werner (1901–1976)
  • Heister, Leopold Philipp von (1716–1777)
  • Heligoland, First Battle of (June 4, 1849)
  • Heligoland, Second Battle of (May 9, 1864)
  • Heligoland Bight, Battle of (August 28, 1914)
  • Hentsch, Richard (1869–1918)
  • Hermann, Hans-Joachim (1913–2010)
  • Hermannstadt, Battle of (September 26–29, 1916)
  • Herwarth von Bittenfeld, Karl Eberhard (1796–1884)
  • Heusinger, Adolf (1897–1982)
  • Heye, Hellmuth Guido Alexander (1895–1970)
  • High Seas Fleet (1907–1918)
  • Himmler, Heinrich (1900–1945)
  • Hindenburg, Paul von (1847–1934)
  • Hindenburg Program (1916–1918)
  • Hintze, Paul von (1864–1941)
  • Hipper, Franz von (1863–1932)
  • Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945)
  • Hitler Youth (Hitler-Jugend) (1922–1945)
  • Hochkirch, Battle of (October 14, 1758)
  • Höchst, Battle of (June 20, 1622)
  • Höchstädt, First Battle of (September 20, 1703)
  • Hoepner, Erich (1886–1944)
  • Hoffmann, Carl Adolf Maximilian (1869–1927)
  • Hoffmann, Heinz (1910–1985)
  • Hoffmann, Theodor (1935–)
  • Hohenfriedberg, Battle of (June 4, 1745)
  • Hohenfriedberg Campaign of Frederick the Great (April–December 1745)
  • Hohenlinden, Battle of (December 3, 1800)
  • Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prince Friedrich Ludwig zu (1746–1818)
  • Holocaust, German Military Complicity in (1935–1945)
  • Holtzendorff, Henning von (1853–1919)
  • Holy Roman Empire (Heiliges Römisches Reich) (800–1806)
  • Hossbach, Friedrich (1894–1980)
  • Hoth, Hermann (1885–1971)
  • Hundred Days Campaign, Allied (August 8–November 11, 1918)
  • Hürtgen Forest Campaign, Allied (September 12–December 16, 1944)
  • Hutier, Oskar von (1857–1934)
  • I
  • Immelmann, Max Franz (1890–1916)
  • Infanterie Greift An, by Erwin Rommel (1937)
  • Infantry Weapons (1618–Present)
  • Ingenohl, Friedrich von (1857–1933)
  • Innere Führung (Inner Leadership) (1955–Present)
  • Instructions for His Generals, by Frederick the Great (1747)
  • Instructions for Large Unit Commanders, Moltke's (1869)
  • Interallied Military Control Commission (1919–1927)
  • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (December 8, 1987)
  • International Military Tribunal (The Nuremberg Trial) (October 16, 1945–November 20, 1946)
  • Iringa, Battle of (September–October 1916)
  • Italy Campaign, Allied (1943–1945)
  • J
  • Jena, Battle of (October 14, 1806)
  • Jena-Auerstädt Campaign (October 3–November 7, 1806)
  • Jerusalem, Allied Capture of (December 9, 1917)
  • Jeschonnek, Hans (1899–1943)
  • Jodl, Alfred (1890–1946)
  • Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony (1585–1656)
  • Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1647–1691)
  • July Bomb Plot (July 20, 1944)
  • Jünger, Ernst (1895–1998)
  • Junkers (1525–1945)
  • Jutland, Battle of (May 31–June 1, 1916)
  • K
  • Kalb, Johann de (1721–1780)
  • Kalinin, Soviet Recapture of (December 15, 1941)
  • Kaluga, Battle of (December 26–30, 1941)
  • Kammhuber, Josef (1896–1986)
  • Kammhuber Line (1940–1945)
  • Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch (March 13–17, 1920)
  • Kasserine Pass, Battle of (February 19–25, 1943)
  • Katzbach, Battle of the (August 26, 1813)
  • Keitel, Wilhelm (1882–1946)
  • Kerensky Offensive (July 1–19, 1917)
  • Kesselring, Albert (1885–1960)
  • Kesselschlacht (Cauldron Battle)
  • Kessler, Heinz (1920–)
  • Kharkov, Battles of (1941–1943)
  • Kholm Pocket, Battle of (January 23–May 5, 1942)
  • Kiel Mutiny (October 29–November 3, 1918)
  • Kielmansegg, Johan Adolf von (1906–2006)
  • Kiev Pocket, Battle of the (August 21–September 26, 1941)
  • King's German Legion (1803–1816)
  • Kirchbach, Hans-Peter von (1941–)
  • Kirst, Hans Hellmut (1914–1989)
  • Kleindeutschland (Lesser Germany)
  • Kleist, Paul Ludwig Ewald von (1881–1954)
  • Kleist von Nollendorf, Friedrich (1762–1823)
  • Kleist-Schmenzin, Ewald-Heinrich von (1922–2013)
  • Kluck, Alexander von (1846–1934)
  • Kluge, Günther von (1882–1944)
  • Knyphausen, Wilhelm von (1716–1800)
  • Kolin, Battle of (June 18, 1757)
  • Kondor Legion (1936–1938)
  • Königgrätz, Battle of (July 3, 1866)
  • Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket, Battle of the (January 25–February 17, 1944)
  • Kosovo, NATO Air Campaign (March 24–June 10, 1999)
  • Krafft von Dellmensingen, Konrad (1862–1953)
  • Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prince Karl August (1827–1892)
  • Krebs, Hans (1898–1945)
  • Kress von Kressenstein, Friedrich (1870–1948)
  • Kretschmer, Otto August Wilhelm (1912–1998)
  • Kriegsakademie (War Academy) (1810–1945)
  • Kriegsspiele (War Games)
  • Krupp, Alfred (1812–1887)
  • Krupp, Alfried (1907–1967)
  • Krupp, Friedrich Alfred “Fritz” (1854–1902)
  • Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Gustav (1870–1950)
  • Küchler, Georg von (1881–1968)
  • Kuhl, Hermann von (1856–1958)
  • Kujat, Harald (1942–)
  • Kulm, Battle of (August 29–30, 1813)
  • Kunduz Airstrike (September 3, 2009)
  • Kunersdorf, Battle of (August 12, 1759)
  • Kurland Offensive (April 26–September 26, 1915)
  • Kursk, Battle of (July 5–August 23, 1943)
  • L
  • La Rothière, Battle of (February 1, 1814)
  • Laconia Order (September 17, 1942)
  • Lake Naroch, Battle of (March 18–late April 1916)
  • Lake Tanganyika, Naval Battles for (December 26, 1915–February 9, 1916)
  • Landshut, Battle of (April 21, 1809)
  • Landshut, Battle of (June 23, 1760)
  • Landsturm (1813–1918)
  • Landwehr (1813–1945)
  • Langensalza, Battle of (June 27, 1866)
  • Langsdorff, Hans Wilhelm (1890–1939)
  • Laon, Battle of (March 8–9, 1814)
  • Le Cateau, Battle of (August 26, 1914)
  • Le Hamel, Battle of (July 4, 1918)
  • Lech River, Battle of (April 15, 1632)
  • Leeb, Wilhelm Franz von (1876–1956)
  • Leipzig, Battle of (October 16–19, 1813)
  • Leipzig, Capture of (September 5, 1631)
  • Leipzig War Crimes Trials (May 1921–July 1922)
  • Leningrad, Siege of (July 10, 1941–January 27, 1944)
  • Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676–1747)
  • Leopold, Prince of Bavaria (1846–1930)
  • L'Estocq, Anton Wilhelm (1738–1815)
  • Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von (1870–1964)
  • Leuthen, Battle of (December 6, 1757)
  • Levetzow, Magnus von (1871–1939)
  • Leyen, Ursula von der (1958-Present)
  • Lidice Massacre (June 9–10, 1942)
  • Liège, Siege of (August 5–16, 1914)
  • Liegnitz, Battle of (August 15, 1760)
  • Light Divisions (1935–1945)
  • Ligny, Battle of (June 16, 1815)
  • Liman von Sanders, Otto (1855–1929)
  • Linsingen, Alexander von (1850–1935)
  • List, Siegmund Wilhelm Walter (1880–1971)
  • Lobositz, Battle of (October 1, 1756)
  • Łódź Battle of (November 11–December 6, 1914)
  • Logistics
  • Löhr, Alexander (1885–1947)
  • London, Bombings of (1915–1918)
  • Lorraine, French Invasion of (August 14–24, 1914)
  • Lorraine Campaign, Allied (September 1–December 18, 1944)
  • Lossberg, Fritz von (1868–1942)
  • Louvain, Destruction of (August 25–30, 1914)
  • Loyalty Oath to Hitler (August 2, 1934)
  • Luckner, Felix von (1881–1966)
  • Ludendorff, Erich (1865–1937)
  • Ludendorff Offensives (March 21–July 18, 1918)
  • Ludwig Wilhelm I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (1655–1707)
  • Lusitania, Sinking of (May 7, 1915)
  • Lütjens, Günther (1889–1941)
  • Lutter, Battle of (August 27, 1626)
  • Lüttwitz, Walther von (1859–1942)
  • Lützen, Battle of (November 16, 1632)
  • Lützen, Battle of (May 2, 1813)
  • Lützow, Ludwig Adolf von (1782–1834)
  • Lys Offensive (Operation GEORGETTE) (April 9–29, 1918)
  • M
  • Mackensen, August von (1849–1945)
  • Mackensen, Eberhard von (1889–1969)
  • Magdeburg, Siege of (May 20–24, 1631)
  • Mahiwa, Battle of (October 17–18, 1917)
  • Mainz, Siege of (April 14–July 23, 1793)
  • Maizière, Ulrich de (1912–2006)
  • Mali Intervention (February 28, 2013–)
  • Malmédy Massacre (December 17, 1944)
  • Malta Air Campaign (June 11, 1940–December 31, 1942)
  • Manifesto of the Ninety-Three (Aufruf an die Kulturwelt!) (October 4, 1914)
  • Mansfeld, Ernst von (1580–1626)
  • Manstein, Erich von (1887–1973)
  • Manteuffel, Edwin von (1809–1885)
  • Manteuffel, Hasso Eccard von (1897–1978)
  • Mareth Line, Battle of (March 6–27, 1943)
  • MARKET-GARDEN, Allied Operation (September 17–26, 1944)
  • Marne, First Battle of the (September 5–12, 1914)
  • Marne, Second Battle of the (Operation MARNESCHUTZ-REIMS) (July 15–18, 1918)
  • Marschall, Wilhelm (1886–1976)
  • Marseille, Hans-Joachim (1919–1942)
  • Mars-la-Tour, Battle of (August 16, 1870)
  • Marwitz, Georg von der (1856–1929)
  • Masurian Lakes, First Battle of the (September 8–15, 1914)
  • Masurian Lakes, Second Battle of the (February 7–22, 1915)
  • Maurice, Prince Palatine of the Rhine (1621–1652)
  • Max von Baden, Prince (1867–1929)
  • Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573–1651)
  • Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (1756–1825)
  • Mediterranean Theater Naval Operations, World War I (1914–1918)
  • Megiddo, Battle of (September 19–21, 1918)
  • Meine Tätigkeit im Weltkriege 1914–1918, by Fritz von Lossberg (1939)
  • Melander von Holzappel, Peter (1589–1648)
  • Mellenthin, Friedrich-Wilhelm von (1904–1997)
  • Mercy, Franz von (1597–1645)
  • Mersa Matrûh, First Battle of (June 28–29, 1942)
  • Mersa Matrûh, Second Battle of (November 7–8, 1942)
  • Messerschmitt, Wilhelm Emil (1898–1978)
  • Messines Ridge, Battle of (June 7–14, 1917)
  • Metz, Siege of (August 21–October 29, 1870)
  • Metz, American Siege of (September 19–November 22, 1944)
  • Meuse-Argonne, Allied Offensive (September 26, 1918)
  • Meyer, Kurt (1910–1961)
  • Mielke, Erich (1907–2000)
  • Milch, Erhard (1892–1972)
  • Militär Wochenblatt (Military Weekly) (1816–1942)
  • Military Education (1648–Present)
  • Military Intelligence (1747–Present)
  • Military Traditions and Ceremonies of the Bundeswehr (1955–Present)
  • Minden, Battle of (August 1, 1759)
  • Minsk-Bialystok, Battle of (June 27–July 9, 1941)
  • Möckern, Battle of (April 5, 1813)
  • Model, Walther (1891–1945)
  • Mölders, Werner (1913–1941)
  • Mollwitz, Battle of (April 10, 1741)
  • Moltke, Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von (1848–1916)
  • Moltke, Helmuth Karl Bernhard von (1800–1891)
  • Monastir Offensive (September 12–December 11, 1916)
  • Mons, Battle of (August 23–24, 1914)
  • Montélimar, Battle of (August 21–28, 1944)
  • Montereau, Battle of (February 18, 1814)
  • Montmartre, Battle of (March 30, 1814)
  • Montmirail, Battle of (February 11, 1814)
  • Morogoro Offensive, British (March 5–September 8, 1916)
  • Moscow, Battle of (September 30, 1941–April 1942)
  • Mudra, Karl von (1851–1931)
  • Mulhouse, Battles of (August 2–24, 1914)
  • Müller, Georg Alexander von (1854–1940)
  • Munich Conference and Agreement (September 29–30, 1938)
  • N–T
  • N
  • Namur, Siege of (August 20–24, 1914)
  • Narev Offensive (July 13–22, 1915)
  • Narvik, Allied Landings and Evacuation (April 9–June 9, 1940)
  • Narvik, Naval Battles Off (April 10 and 13, 1940)
  • NATO and European Union Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations, Bundeswehr Involvement in (1992–)
  • Naumann, Klaus Dieter (1939–)
  • Naval Arms Race, Anglo-German (1898–1914)
  • Naval Blockade of Germany, British (August 1914–July 12, 1919)
  • Nehring, Walther Kurt (1892–1983)
  • Netherlands Campaign (May 10–15, 1940)
  • NEULAND, U-Boat Operation (February 1942–September 1943)
  • Neuve-Chapelle, Battle of (March 10–13, 1915)
  • Nicolai, Walter (1873–1947)
  • Night of the Long Knives (Nacht der langen Messer) (June 30, 1934)
  • Nivelle Offensive, French (April 16–May 9, 1917)
  • Nördlingen, First Battle of (September 6, 1634)
  • Nördlingen, Second Battle of (August 3, 1645)
  • NORDWIND, Operation (December 31, 1944–January 25, 1945)
  • Normandy Invasion and Campaign (June 6–July 31, 1944)
  • North Africa Campaign (June 10, 1940–May 13, 1943)
  • North Africa Landings, Allied (Operation TORCH) (November 8–16, 1942)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), (1948–Present)
  • North Cape, Battle of (December 26, 1943)
  • North German Confederation (Norddeutscher Bund) (1867–1871)
  • Northern War, First (1655–1660)
  • Northern War, Great (1700–1721)
  • Norway Campaign (April 10–June 10, 1940)
  • Noyon Offensive (Operation GNEISENAU) (June 9–15, 1918)
  • Nuclear Weapons (1945–Present)
  • O
  • Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (OKL) (1935–1945)
  • Oberkommando der Marine (OKM) (1936–1945)
  • Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) (1938–1945)
  • Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) (1935–1945)
  • Oberste Heeresleitung (OHL) (1914–1918)
  • Oblique Order
  • Officer Education
  • On War, by Carl von Clausewitz (1832)
  • Operation 25, Strategy and Tactics of (1941)
  • Operation BARBAROSSA, Strategy and Tactics of (1941)
  • Operation HAGEN (1918)
  • Operation SEELÖWE (SEA LION) (1940)
  • Operational Level of War and Operational Art
  • Opposition to Hitler, German Military (1938–1945)
  • Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre (June 10, 1944)
  • Organization Todt (OT) (1933–1945)
  • Ortona, Battle of (December 5–28, 1943)
  • Ostend and Zeebrugge Raids, British (April 11–May 11, 1918)
  • Ourcq River, Battle of (September 5–9, 1914)
  • P
  • Pacific Islands Campaign, Allied (August–November 1914)
  • Palatinate (Pfalz) Campaign, Allied (March 17–25, 1945)
  • Palatinate (Pfalz) Campaign, Spanish (1620–1622)
  • Palestine Campaign, Allied (1916–1918)
  • Panitzki, Werner (1911–2000)
  • Panzer Battles, by F.W. von Mellenthin (1956)
  • Panzer Division (1935–Present)
  • Panzer Leader, by Heinz Guderian (1950)
  • Panzergrenadier (1939–Present)
  • Papen, Franz von (1879–1969)
  • PAPERCLIP, U.S. Operation (1946–1954)
  • Pappenheim, Gottfried Heinrich zu (1594–1632)
  • Paris, Allied Liberation of (August 19–26, 1944)
  • Paris, Siege of (September 18, 1870–January 28, 1871)
  • PASTORIUS, Sabotage Operation (June 1942)
  • Paulus, Friedrich (1890–1957)
  • PEDESTAL, Convoy Battle (August 3–15, 1942)
  • Peenemünde Air Raid, Allied (August 17–18, 1943)
  • Peiper, Joachim (1915–1976)
  • Peucker, Eduard von (1791–1876)
  • Pfuel, Karl Ludwig August von (1757–1826)
  • Plan Z (1939–1943)
  • Plate River, Battle of (December 13, 1939)
  • Pleven Plan (October 24, 1950)
  • Ploieşti Air Raids, Allied (August 1, 1943–August 18, 1944)
  • Pohl, Hugo von (1855–1916)
  • Poland Campaign (September 1–October 6, 1939)
  • Poland Offensive (September 28–December 16, 1914)
  • Poland–East Prussia Campaign, Soviet (July 20, 1944–April 9, 1945)
  • Polotsk, Battle of (August 17, 1812)
  • Pomerania
  • Prague, Battle of (May 6, 1757)
  • Prien, Günther (1908–1941)
  • Prisoners of War Held in the United States, German (May 1942–July 1946)
  • Prittwitz und Gaffron, Maximilian von (1848–1917)
  • Protestant Union (1608–1621)
  • Prussia, Kingdom of (1701–1918)
  • Prussian Army (1648–1715)
  • Prussian Army (1715–1789)
  • Prussian Army (1789–1815)
  • Prussian Army (1815–1871)
  • Prussian General Staff (1806–1870)
  • Prussian Navy (1657–1866)
  • Pulkowski, Erich (1877–19??)
  • Q
  • Quatre Bras, Battle of (June 16, 1815)
  • R
  • Race to the Sea (September–November 1914)
  • Radowitz, Joseph Maria von (1797–1853)
  • Raeder, Erich Johann (1876–1960)
  • Railways, Military (1846–Present)
  • Rall, Günther (1918–2009)
  • Rall, Johann (ca.1725–1776)
  • Rapallo, Treaty of (April 16, 1922)
  • Rawalpindi, Sinking of (November 23, 1939)
  • Rearmament of West Germany and Membership in NATO (October 1950–October 1956)
  • Reichenau, Walther von (1884–1942)
  • Reichenbach, Convention of (June 27, 1813)
  • Reichsarbeitsdienst (Reich Labor Service) (1935–1945)
  • Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security Office) (1939–1945)
  • Reichstag Peace Resolution (July 19, 1917)
  • Reichswald, Battle of the (February 8–March 10, 1945)
  • Reims, Battle of (March 13, 1814)
  • Reinhardt, Georg Hans (1887–1963)
  • Reinhardt, Klaus (1941–)
  • Reinhardt, Walther Gustav (1872–1930)
  • Reitsch, Hanna (1912–1979)
  • Remagen Bridge, American Capture of (March 7, 1945)
  • Remarque, Erich Maria (1898–1970)
  • Rendulic, Lothar (1887–1971)
  • Reuben James, Sinking of (October 31, 1941)
  • Reuter, Ludwig von (1869–1943)
  • Revolution in Germany (1918–1919)
  • Reyher, Karl Friedrich Wilhelm von (1786–1857)
  • Rheinfelden, Battle of (February 28–March 3, 1638)
  • Rhine Campaigns, French (1792–1797)
  • Rhine Campaigns, French (1799–1800)
  • Rhine Crossings, Allied (March 7–24, 1945)
  • Rhineland
  • Rhineland, Allied Occupation of (December 1918–June 1930)
  • Rhineland, Remilitarization of (March 7, 1936)
  • Rhineland Campaign, Turenne's (1674–1675)
  • Rhineland Offensive, Allied (February 8–March 21, 1945)
  • Richthofen, Manfred von (1892–1918)
  • Richthofen, Wolfram von (1895–1945)
  • Riedesel, Friedrich (1738–1800)
  • Riga, Battle of (September 1–3, 1917)
  • Rockets, Guided Bombs, and Guided Missiles (1931–Present)
  • Rogge, Bernhard (1899–1982)
  • Röhm, Ernst (1887–1934)
  • Rohr, Wilhelm Martin (1877–1930)
  • Romania Campaign (August 27, 1916–February 7, 1917)
  • Romania Campaign, Soviet (August 20–31, 1944)
  • Rome, Allied Liberation of (June 4, 1944)
  • Rommel, Erwin (1891–1944)
  • Roon, Albrecht von (1816–1879)
  • Roslavl, Battle of (August 1–8, 1941)
  • Rossbach, Battle of (November 5, 1757)
  • Rostov, Battle for (November 17–30, 1941)
  • Rotterdam, Destruction of (May 14, 1940)
  • Rudel, Hans-Ulrich (1916–1982)
  • Rufiji Delta Campaign, Allied (September 1914–July 1915)
  • Ruge, Friedrich Oskar (1894–1985)
  • Ruhr Air Campaign, Allied (March 5–July 31, 1943)
  • Ruhr Campaign, Allied (March 25–April 18, 1945)
  • Ruhr Occupation, Allied (January 11, 1923–August 25, 1925)
  • Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf Gerd von (1875–1953)
  • Rupprecht, Count Palatine of the Rhine (1619–1682)
  • Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869–1955)
  • Russia Campaign, Napoleon's (1812)
  • Russian Civil War, Freikorps Intervention in (December 1918–December 1920)
  • Ruweisat Ridge, Battles of (July 1–27, 1942)
  • S
  • Saalfeld, Battle of (October 10, 1806)
  • Saalwächter, Alfred (1883–1945)
  • Saarbrücken, Battle of (August 2, 1870)
  • Saarland
  • Saarland, French Invasion of the (September 7–16, 1939)
  • Saint-Lô, Battle for (July 11–19, 1944)
  • Saint-Mihiel Offensive, American (September 12–16, 1918)
  • Saint-Nazaire, British Raid on (March 28, 1942)
  • Saint-Quentin Offensive (Operation MICHAEL) (March 21–April 5, 1918)
  • Salerno, Allied Landings (September 9–15, 1943)
  • Sambre Offensive, British (November 4–11, 1918)
  • Saratoga, Battles of (September 19 and October 7, 1777)
  • Saucken, Dietrich von (1892–1980)
  • Saxe, Hermann Maurice de (1696–1750)
  • Saxon Army (1790–1815)
  • Saxon Army (1815–1919)
  • Saxony, Kingdom of (1806–1918)
  • Scapa Flow, Scuttling of German Fleet at (June 21, 1919)
  • Scarborough Raid (December 16, 1914)
  • Scharnhorst, Gerhard Johann David von (1755–1813)
  • Scheer, Reinhard (1863–1928)
  • Scheer Program (1918)
  • Scheldt Estuary, Battles for (October 8–November 2, 1944)
  • Schepke, Joachim (1912–1941)
  • Schill, Ferdinand Baptista von (1776–1809)
  • Schlageter, Albert Leo (1894–1923)
  • Schlagworte (Buzzwords)
  • Schleicher, Kurt von (1882–1934)
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Schlieffen, Alfred von (1833–1913)
  • Schlieffen Plan (1905–1914)
  • Schmidt, Erhard (1863–1946)
  • Schmidt von Knobelsdorf, Konstantin (1860–1936)
  • Schnaufer, Heinz Wolfgang (1922–1950)
  • Schneiderhan, Wolfgang (1946–)
  • Schnez, Albert (1911–2007)
  • Schomberg, Friedrich Hermann von (1615–1690)
  • Schönbohm, Jörg (1937–)
  • Schörner, Ferdinand (1892–1973)
  • Schröder, Ludwig von (1854–1933)
  • Schurz, Carl (1829–1906)
  • Schweinfurt and Regensburg Air Raids, Allied (August 17, 1943)
  • Schwerin, Gerhard von (1899–1980)
  • Schwerin, Kurt Christoph von (1685–1757)
  • Schwerpunkt (Center of Gravity)
  • Sedan, Battle of (September 1–2, 1870)
  • Sedan, Breakthrough at (May 13–14, 1940)
  • Seeckt, Hans von (1866–1936)
  • Seelow Heights, Battle of (April 16–19, 1945)
  • Senger und Etterlin, Fridolin Rudolf von (1891–1963)
  • Sevastopol, Siege of (October 30, 1941–July 4, 1942)
  • Seven Years’ War (1756–1763)
  • Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Friedrich Wilhelm von (1721–1773)
  • SICHELSCHNITT (SICKLE CUT) (1940)
  • Sicily, Allied Invasion of (July 9–August 17, 1943)
  • Siegfried Line (Siegfriedstellung) (1917–1918)
  • Siegfried Line Campaign, Allied (September 11–December 16, 1944)
  • Silesia
  • Silesian War, First (1740–1742)
  • Silesian War, Second (1744–45)
  • Six Days Campaign, Napoleon's (February 10–14, 1814)
  • Sixt von Arnim, Friedrich (1851–1936)
  • Skorzeny, Otto (1908–1975)
  • Smolensk, Battle of (July 5–August 5, 1941)
  • Sohr, Battle of (September 30, 1745)
  • Somalia, United Nations Intervention in (1993–1995)
  • Somme Allied Offensive (July 1–November 19, 1916)
  • Souchon, Wilhelm (1864–1946)
  • Southern France, Allied Invasion and Campaign (Operation DRAGOON) (August 15–September 15, 1944)
  • Soviet Union, Invasion of (Operation BARBAROSSA) (June 22, 1941–September 20, 1941)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)
  • Spee, Maximilian von (1861–1914)
  • Speer, Albert (1905–1981)
  • Speidel, Hans (1897–1984)
  • Sperrle, Hugo Walter (1885–1953)
  • Spicheren, Battle of (August 6, 1870)
  • Spiegel Affair (October 1962)
  • Stab-in-the-Back Myth (Dolchstosslegende)
  • Stalingrad, Campaign (August 23, 1942–February 2, 1943)
  • Stallupönen, Battle of (August 17, 1914)
  • Starfighter Affair (1961–1966)
  • Stauffenberg, Claus Philip Schenk von (1907–1944)
  • Stein, Hermann von (1854–1927)
  • Steiner, Felix (1896–1966)
  • Steinhoff, Johannes (1913–1994)
  • Steinmetz, Karl von (1796–1877)
  • Stellungskrieg (Positional Warfare/Trench Warfare) (1914–1918)
  • Steuben, Friedrich von (1730–1794)
  • Stoph, Willi (1914–1999)
  • Storm Troop Tactics
  • Storm Troopers (Sturmtruppen) (1915–1918)
  • Stosch, Albrecht von (1818–1896)
  • STRANGLE, Allied Air Operation (March 15–May 11, 1944)
  • Strauss, Franz Josef (1915–1988)
  • Stroop, Jürgen (1895–1952)
  • Student, Kurt (1890–1978)
  • Stülpnagel, Joachim von (1880–1968)
  • Stülpnagel, Karl Heinrich von (1886–1944)
  • Stülpnagel, Otto von (1878–1948)
  • Sturmabteilungen (SA) (1921–1945)
  • Submarine (U-Boat) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (1850–Present)
  • Submarines (1850–Present)
  • Sudetenland Annexation (October 1–10, 1938)
  • Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) (1951–Present)
  • T
  • Tabora Offensive, Anglo-Belgian (June–September 1916)
  • Tanga, Battle of (November 3–5, 1914)
  • Tank, Kurt (1898–1983)
  • Tanks and Assault Guns (1916–Present)
  • Tannenberg, Battle of (August 26–31, 1914)
  • Teugn-Hausen, Battle of (April 19, 1809)
  • Thielmann, Johann Adolph von (1765–1824)
  • Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648)
  • Thoma, Wilhelm von (1891–1948)
  • Three Emperors’ League (Dreikaiserbund) (1872)
  • Thurn, Heinrich Matthias von (1567–1640)
  • Tilly, Johann Tserclaes von (1559–1632)
  • Tilsit, Treaties of (July 7 and 9, 1807)
  • Tirpitz, Alfred von (1849–1930)
  • Tirpitz, Allied Attacks on (1941–1944)
  • Tobruk, Second Battle for (April 10–November 27, 1941)
  • Tobruk, Third Battle of (June 20–21, 1942)
  • Todt, Fritz (1891–1942)
  • Torgau, Battle of (November 3, 1760)
  • Trenton, Battle of (December 26, 1776)
  • Tresckow, Henning von (1901–1944)
  • Troina, Battle of (July 31–August 6, 1943)
  • Trotha, Adolf von (1868–1940)
  • Trotha, Lothar von (1848–1920)
  • Truppenführung (Unit Command) (1933–1945)
  • Tsingtao, Allied Siege of (August 23–November 7, 1914)
  • Tunis-Bizerte, Battle of (May 3–13, 1943)
  • Tunisia Campaign, Allied (November 12, 1942–May 13, 1943)
  • Turnip Winter (1916–1917)
  • U–Z
  • U
  • U-Boat Campaign (1914–1918)
  • U-Boat Operations, U.S. Coastal Waters (May–October 1918)
  • Udet, Ernst (1896–1941)
  • Ukraine Campaign, Soviet (November 1943–July 1944)
  • Ulm Campaign, Napoleon's (September 25–October 20, 1805)
  • Undeclared Naval War with America (1939–1941)
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (1917–1918)
  • U.S. Armed Forces in Germany (1945–Present)
  • Usedom, Guido von (1854–1925)
  • V
  • Valmy, Battle of (September 20, 1792)
  • Vauchamps, Battle of (February 14, 1814)
  • Verdun, Battle of (February 21–December 15, 1916)
  • Vernichtungskrieg (War of Annihilation)
  • Vernichtungsschlacht (Battle of Annihilation)
  • Vernichtungsstrategie (Annihilation Strategy)
  • Versailles, Treaty of (June 28, 1919)
  • Vienna, Siege and Battle of (July 14–September 12, 1683)
  • Vietinghoff genannt Scheel, Heinrich Gottfried von (1887–1952)
  • Villers-Bretonneux, Battle of (April 24–27, 1918)
  • Vimy Ridge, Battle of (April 9, 1917)
  • Vogel von Falckenstein, Ernst Eduard (1797–1885)
  • Volksgrenadier (1944–1945)
  • Volkssturm (1944–1945)
  • Voronezh, Battle of (June 28–July 13, 1942)
  • Vosges, Allied Advance to (August 15–November 14, 1944)
  • Vosges, Battle of (July 13, 1794)
  • Vyazma-Bryansk, Battle of (October 2–10, 1941)
  • W
  • Waffen-SS (1939–1945)
  • Wagram, Battle of (July 5–6, 1809)
  • Waldersee, Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl von (1832–1904)
  • Wallenstein, Albrecht von (1583–1634)
  • War of Austrian Succession (1740–1748)
  • War of Bavarian Succession (1778–1779)
  • War of Polish Succession (1733–1735)
  • War of Spanish Succession (1701–1714)
  • War of the Fifth Coalition (1809)
  • War of the First Coalition (1792–1797)
  • War of the Fourth Coalition (1806–1807)
  • War of the League of Augsburg (1688–1697)
  • War of the Second Coalition (1798–1800)
  • War of the Seventh Coalition (1815)
  • War of the Sixth Coalition (Wars of Liberation) (Befreiungskriege) (1812–1814)
  • War of the Third Coalition (1803–1806)
  • Warburg, Battle of (July 31, 1760)
  • Warlimont, Walter (1894–1976)
  • Warsaw, Battle of (July 28–30, 1656)
  • Warsaw, Battle of (September 8–27, 1939)
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19–May 16, 1943)
  • Warsaw Pact (1955–1991)
  • Warsaw Rising (August 1–October 2, 1944)
  • Warships, Surface (1840–Present)
  • Waterloo, Battle of (June 18, 1815)
  • Wavre, Battle of (June 18–19, 1815)
  • Weddigen, Otto Eduard (1882–1915)
  • Weichs zur Glon, Maximilian von (1881–1954)
  • Weissenburg, First Battle of (October 13, 1793)
  • Weissenburg, Second Battle of (December 1793)
  • Weisser Berg (White Mountain), Battle of (November 8, 1620)
  • Weisungsführung (Directive Command)
  • Wellershoff, Dieter (1933–2005)
  • Werder, Karl Wilhelm August von (1808–1887)
  • Werth, Johann von (1591–1652)
  • West Wall, Allied Advance to (August 17–September 10, 1944)
  • Western Europe, World War II (1939–1945)
  • Western Front, World War I Overview (1914–1918)
  • Westphal, Siegfried (1902–1982)
  • Westwall (1937–1945)
  • Wetzell, Georg (1869–1947)
  • Wever, Walter (1887–1936)
  • Wild von Hohenborn, Heinrich Adolf (1860–1925)
  • Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia (1882–1951)
  • Wilhelm I, Emperor of Germany (1797–1888)
  • Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany (1859–1941)
  • Wilhelm Gustloff, Sinking of (January 30, 1945)
  • Willisen, Karl Wilhelm von (1790–1879)
  • WINTER STORM (WINTERGEWITTER), Operation (December 12–23, 1942)
  • Wirmer, Ernst (1910–1981)
  • Wissembourg, Battle of (August 4, 1870)
  • Wittstock, Battle of (October 4, 1636)
  • Witzleben, Erwin von (1881–1944)
  • Woëvre, Battle of (April 5–13, 1915)
  • Wöhler, Otto (1894–1987)
  • Wolf, Markus (1923–2006)
  • Wolf Pack Tactics (Rudeltaktik) (1941–1943)
  • Wolff, Karl (1900–1984)
  • World War I (1914–1918)
  • World War I, Reasons for Germany's Defeat (1914–1918)
  • World War II (1939–1945)
  • World War II, Reasons for Germany's Defeat (1939–1945)
  • Wörner, Manfred (1934–1994)
  • Wörth, Battle of (August 6, 1870)
  • Woyrsch, Remus von (1847–1920)
  • Wrangel, Friedrich von (1784–1877)
  • Wrede, Karl von (1767–1838)
  • Württemberg, Albrecht Maria von (1865–1939)
  • Württemberg, Kingdom of (1806–1918)
  • Y
  • Yorck von Wartenburg, Johann David Ludwig (1759–1830)
  • Yorktown, Siege of (September 28–October 19, 1781)
  • Ypres, First Battle of (October 19–November 22, 1914)
  • Ypres, Second Battle of (April 22–May 25, 1915)
  • Ypres, Third Battle of (July 31–November 6, 1917)
  • Yser Canal, Battle of (October 18–29, 1914)
  • Yugoslavia Campaign (April 6–18, 1941)
  • Yugoslavia National Liberation Campaign (1944–1945)
  • Z
  • Zeitzler, Kurt (1895–1963)
  • Zenker, Karl-Adolf (1907–1998)
  • Zieten, Hans Joachim von (1699–1786)
  • Zieten, Wieprecht Hans von (1770–1848)
  • Zimmermann Telegram (January 16–17, 1917)
  • Zorndorf, Battle of (August 28, 1758)
  • Zweibrücken, Christian von (1752–1817)
  • Documents
  • Muster Order Signed by Wallenstein, February 13, 1630
  • Order from Albrecht von Wallenstein to Field Marshal Gottfried Heinrich zu Pappenheim, Lützen, November 15, 1632
  • Report of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg on the Occupation of Rathenow, June 15, 1675
  • Friedrich II's Instructions for His Generals, 1747: Introduction
  • Letter from Mayor Holderrieder of Naumburg to the Town Council, October 26, 1757
  • Letter from Prussian Colonel von Lentulus to the Naumburg Town Council, November 7, 1757
  • Report from Ernst Wilhelm von Schlabrendorff on the Battle of Leuthen, December 6, 1757
  • Documents Concerning the Formation of the Confederation of the Rhine, 1806
  • Letter from the Roda Town Office to the Extraordinary Commission for Forage in Jena, October 24, 1806
  • Letter from Prince August of Prussia to King Friedrich Wilhelm III, June 7, 1815
  • Letter from Count vom Stein to Field Marshal Blücher following the Battle of Waterloo, July 5, 1815
  • Memo from Headquarters, Rhein Operational Army, signed by Wilhelm Prince of Prussia, July 28, 1849
  • Message from Bismarck and Roon to Field Marshal Wrangel, January 29, 1864
  • Message from Bismarck to Moltke, February 27, 1866
  • Moltke's Campaign Concept Notes for the Austro-Prussian War, June 1866
  • Order from Moltke on the Siege of Metz, August 25, 1870
  • The Dual Alliance between Austria-Hungary and Germany, October 7, 1879
  • The Triple Alliance (First Eight Articles), May 20, 1882
  • “The Blank Check”: German Imperial Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg to the German Ambassador at Vienna, Heinrich von Tschirschky, Sent from Berlin, July 6, 1914
  • Estimate of the Situation by Helmuth von Moltke, Chief of the German General Staff, to Imperial Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, July 29, 1914
  • Germany's Ultimatum: The German Request for a Free Passage through Belgium, August 2, 1914
  • The German Declaration of War on France: Wilhelm von Schoen, German Ambassador in Paris, to French Prime Minister René Viviani, August 3, 1914
  • Battle of the Marne: Second Army Order, September 9, 1914
  • Battle of the Somme: First Army Artillery Order, July 22, 1916
  • Battle of Verdun: Memo from General Konstantin Schmidt von Knobelsdorf to General Erich von Falkanhayn, August 18, 1916
  • The Zimmermann Telegram: German Foreign Minister, Count Arthur Zimmermann, to the German Minister to Mexico, January 19, 1917
  • A German Assessment of the Introduction of Tanks: General von Maur's Memorandum on the English Tank Attack of April 11, 1917
  • Opposition to the Peace Resolution: Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, Telegram to His Majesty the Kaiser and King, Wilhelm II, July 12, 1917, 6:25 p.m.
  • The Ludendorff Offensives: Notes for the Conference at Homburg on February 13, 1918
  • The German Military Situation: Signed Protocol of Conference at German General Headquarters, August 14, 1918
  • Message from Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg to the Imperial Chancellor, Prince Max von Baden, October 3, 1918
  • Capitulation Message from Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg to the German Army, November 11, 1918
  • Germany's Border Security; Message from Hindenburg to Groener, June 17, 1919
  • Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, and Protocol (Part V: Military, Naval, and Air Clauses), Signed at Versailles, June 28, 1919
  • Wehrmacht Principal Operations Manual, HDv 300 Truppenführung: Introduction
  • Adolf Hitler, Proclamation Denouncing the Military Clauses of the Treaty of Versailles, March 16, 1935
  • German Law on Military Service, March 16, 1935
  • The Anti-Comintern Pact: German-Japanese Agreement and Supplementary Protocol, Signed at Berlin, November 25, 1936
  • The Hossbach Memorandum, Berlin, November 10, 1937: Minutes of a Conference in the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, November 5, 1937, from 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • The Blomberg-Fritsch Crisis: Memo from Colonel General von Fritsch to Hitler, January 26, 1938
  • The Blomberg-Fritsch Crisis: Memo from Hitler to Colonel General von Fritsch, March 30, 1938
  • Directive from Chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht General Wilhelm Keitel for Fall WEISS (Case White), the Invasion of Poland, April 3, 1939
  • Hitler's Directive for Fall WEISS, the Attack on Poland, April 11, 1939
  • Fall WEISS Fragmentary Order from Colonel Walter Warlimont, Senior Operations Staff Officer to General Wilhelm Keitel, April 13, 1939
  • Declaration of the Government of the German Reich and the Government of the USSR, September 28, 1939
  • Three-Power (Tripartite) Pact between Germany, Italy, and Japan, Signed in Berlin, September 27, 1940
  • Adolf Hitler, Führer Directive No. 21 (Extracts) for Operation BARBAROSSA, the Invasion of Russia, December 18, 1940
  • German Führer Adolf Hitler, Order on Collaboration with Japan, Issued by General Wilhelm Keitel, Chief of the Wehrmacht High Command, March 5, 1941
  • Wehrmacht Compliance with the. Commissar Order, Issued on June 6, 1941
  • Daily Intelligence Report from I Army Corps to Eighteenth Army Headquarters, June 27, 1941
  • Evening Report from V Army Corps to Ninth Army Headquarters, June 30, 1941
  • Daily Intelligence Report from I Army Corps to Fourth Panzer Group Headquarters, July 20, 1941
  • Adolf Hitler, Secret “Night-and-Fog Decree” on the Punishment of Offenders in Occupied Territory, December 7, 1941
  • The Final Solution: The Wannsee Protocol (Extracts), January 20, 1942
  • Radio Message to Hitler from Sixth Army Commander General Friedrich Paulus Requesting Permission to Break Out from Stalingrad, November 23, 1942
  • Field Order from General Erich von Manstein, Operation WINTER-GEWITTER [WINTER STORM], the Attempted Relief of the Sixth Army at Stalingrad, December 19, 1942
  • Luftwaffe Report of the Effects of Operation GOMORRAH, the Allied Fire Bombing of Hamburg, July 24–August 3, 1943
  • Hitler Order to OB Südwest for the Battle of Monte Cassino, February 9, 1944
  • Telegram Message from the German Army High Command Defining Field Marshal Walther Model's Command Authority over Army Groups Middle and North Ukraine, June 30, 1944
  • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Normandy Situation Report to Hitler, July 15, 1944
  • Field Marshal Günther von Kluge, Normandy Situation Report to Hitler, July 21, 1944
  • Order of the Day from Field Marshal Walther Model to the Soldiers of Army Group Middle, July 31, 1944
  • Final Coordinating Order from Hitler to Field Marshal Walther Model for the Ardennes Offensive, December 15, 1944
  • Message from Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler to the Officers of Army Group Vistula for the Defense of Berlin, February 14, 1945
  • Field Marshal Walther Model's Confirmation of the Courts-Martial Convictions of the Officers Held Responsible for the Loss of the Remagen Bridge, March 16, 1945
  • Court-Martial Confirmation of the Combat Commandant of Bonn, March 18, 1945
  • German Army Group Vistula Intelligence Assessment of the Soviet 1st Belorussian Front, Battle of Seelow Heights, April 19, 1945
  • Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, Broadcast Informing the German People of Their Unconditional Surrender, May 8, 1945
  • German Surrender at Reims, France, May 7, 1945
  • German Surrender at Berlin, May 8, 1945
  • North Atlantic Treaty, April 4, 1949
  • West German Government Internal Memo, the Citizen in Uniform, April 23, 1952
  • Memo from Defense Minister Designee Theodore Blank to Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, May 13, 1955
  • Warsaw Security Pact, May 14, 1955
  • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, December 8, 1987
  • NATO: The London Declaration, July 6, 1990
  • Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, November 19, 1990
  • Agreement on the Cessation of the Military Provisions of the Warsaw Pact, February 25, 1991
  • Appendix A: Aces, German (1914–1945)
  • Appendix B: Field Marshals and Grand Admirals (1631–1945)
  • Appendix C: Military Medals and Decorations (1618–Present)
  • Appendix D: Military Ranks
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • List of Editors and Contributors
  • Topical Index