Sample History Essay on Military Innovation in the Interwar Period


Neufeld’s argument challenges the German ‘Blitzkrieg Economy. The Nazi regime was said to have explicitly planned for quick as well as decisive wars. This is because its resources would allow nothing else, and because it feared the political consequences of imposing total mobilization on the population. Hitler wanted simultaneously to be able to fight small, decisive wars in the near term. In the end, his attack on Poland brought on hostilities with the Western powers in 1939, provoking a bungled attempt at total mobilization. The disarray in the wartime priority and procurement system that resulted contributed as much to the survival as it did to the hindering of the rocket program. It allowed the Army to exploit the remnants of its autonomy in the system, while fending off challenges from Hitler (Murray 123). Nevertheless, the military from German aimed at gaining victory by succumbing their enemies by cutting off their supply chains and means of communication.

Revisionism should not be exaggerated. German had been engaged in some operations that were successful when before the World War II started portrayed in Misa’s technological innovation. It was through good fortunes that the operations of the army had succeeded using the technology that they advocated for. However, this did not reflect an appropriate approach towards diplomacy, the economy as well as the military problems that were being experienced after the defeat in the WWI. Between 1939 and 1941, the blitzkrieg operations evolved as a result due to the practical experience that was there during the war (Murray and Allan 112). This makes the blitzkrieg as a factor that led to the resulting events of the World War II as well as other ideas in the related field.   

Works Cited

Murray, Williamson, and Allan R. Millett. Military Innovation in the Interwar Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Print.

Murray, Williamson. Military Adaptation in War: With Fear of Change. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.