World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Reverses and Reserves

For Germany's armies, hard-pressed but far from destroyed in the east, the supreme test will come with invasion from the west. Their ability to meet that test must depend, in the last analysis, upon the number and quality of their reserves.

Through a Dark Glass. A true reserve, as Karl von Clausewitz said, is "a force ready for unforeseen events." By this classic definition, Germany literally has no reserves — so far as her enemies can find out. Every known part of the German forces is either engaged on present fronts or...

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