World Battlefronts, THE WAR: Schizophrenia

Like a beaten boxer reeling toward a knockout the German Army had seen the blow coming. It was powerless to parry it. The punch struck hard from the Mediterranean, and the southern coast of France became a new front to be fought by an army already presenting a strange study in military schizophrenia.

The Germans had violated almost every cardinal doctrine of their cherished idols—Clausewitz, Schlieffen, Frederick the Great—and they were paying a fearful price. But for the present, as if unaware of their grotesque lurchings, they fought on.

Their fighting no longer showed brilliance, resourcefulness, cohesive planning...

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