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PERSSON Gudrun, Learning from Foreign Wars: Russian Military Thinking 1859-73

<i>© Helion and Company </i>

© Helion and Company

Description: From the Publishers:
The army was one of the pillars on which the Russian regime built its power, and it was crucial for the survival of the regime both in domestic and foreign affairs. The reactions and thinking of the military at a time of rapid social, political, economic, and technological change, therefore, tell a lot about the regime's ability to adjust, develop, and ultimately survive. Furthermore, the influence of foreign wars on Russian strategic war planning is analyzed with the use of the first Russian war plan of 1873 and the proceedings from the strategic conference, chaired by Alexander II, in 1873.
This book is largely based on  research in Russian archives. Special attention is given to the military attachés. The Russian military attaché reports from the European Great Powers 1859-71 and the observer reports from the different theaters of war are also examined. In addition, extensive use has been made of the military press and contemporary military literature with regard to the wars.

Place and publisher: Solihull: Helion and Company

Date of publication: 2013

Number of pages: 184

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