The ensuing campaign in Galicia conducted by the German and Austro-Hungarian forces under Colonel General (later Field Marshal) August von Mackensen (1849-1945) and his chief of staff, Major General Hans von Seeckt
(1866-1936), and the following drive into Russian Poland, brought about an interesting argument over encirclement.
The invasion of Serbia in September--November 1915 was the last for the "military marriage" of August von Mackensen as commander and Hans von Seeckt
as his Chief of Staff.
The great Chief of the German General Staff, General Hans von Seeckt
, did a stint advising Chiang Kai-Shek's National Revolutionary Army.
What might small-scale experiments like the ones Hans von Seeckt
conducted prior to the Second World War (5) look like relative to the challenge of engaging and thwarting ideologically driven adversaries and enemies?
The German victory over France in May 1940 resulted largely from changes in the cultural patterns of the German army that were made in the early 1920s by the Chief of Staff, General Hans von Seeckt
Again, following WWI, Hans von Seeckt
followed the tradition of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in reforming the army, again emphasizing aggressive, offensive operations to deal a decisive blow to an enemies flank and rear.
They profile operational chiefs such as James Guthrie Harbord, Maxime Weygand, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Fritz von Lossberg, Hans von Seeckt
, and Erich Ludendorff, their relationships with commanders and subordinates, and their management style.
Hans von Seeckt
(1866-1936), monarchist and decorated World War I Generalmajor, was commissioned with consolidating the Reichswehr in the Weimar Republic.
The post-World War I studies commissioned by German General Hans von Seeckt
, which helped launch a revolution in combined arms warfare, are probably the best example of this type.
James Corum's foreword and the editors' introduction cover the origins of the operational and tactical doctrine found in Truppenfuhrung from before World War I through the early 1930s, especially the influence of Gen Hans von Seeckt
, army commander from 1920 to 1926.
Hans von Seeckt
and other German military advisers during the five "bandit suppression" campaigns against the Communists (December 1930-December 1934); his field commands were not notably successful, though, and the forces under his command were ensnared by Chu Teh and suffered 30,000 casualties (May 1931); signed the Tangku (Tanggu) truce with Japanese on Chiang's behalf (1933); during World War II, he led Chinese forces in Burma under Gen.
Most significant, the paper published an article attacking Chancellor Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929) and General Hans von Seeckt
(1866-1936), the head of the army (Reichswehr), which reignited the long-simmering dispute between Munich and Berlin over constitutional powers.