Martin van Creveld





Martin van Creveld

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Martin Levi van Creveld (born 5 March 1946) is an Israeli military historian and theorist.

Van Creveld was born in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, and has lived in Israel since shortly after his birth. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. He is the author of seventeen books on military history and strategy, of which Command in War (1985), Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton (1977, 2nd edition 2004), The Transformation of War (1991), The Sword and the Olive (1998) and The Rise and Decline of the State (1999) are among the best known. Van Creveld has lectured or taught at many strategic institutes in the Western world,
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The Transformation Of War
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Supplying War: Logistics fr...
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Command in War
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The Rise And Decline Of The...
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The Culture of War
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Technology and War: From 20...
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The Age of Airpower
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“The problem is that you cannot prove yourself against someone who is much weaker than yourself. They are in a lose/lose situation. If you are strong and fighting the weak, then if you kill your opponent then you are a scoundrel... if you let him kill you, then you are an idiot. So here is a dilemma which others have suffered before us, and for which as far as I can see there is simply no escape.”
Martin van Creveld, The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq

“Though Moltke was working with subordinates who were totally lacking in comprehension for whatever strategic plans he may have entertained and who on occasion abused the independence granted them, those plans were sufficiently flexible to accommodate errors; that is, a large safety margin was left to ensure that mistakes would not develop into catastrophes.”
Martin van Creveld, Command in War

“Viel Leisten - wenig hervortreten - mehr sein als scheinen."
Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, Generalfeldmarschall, (* 28. Februar 1833 in Berlin; † 4. Januar 1913 ebenda)”
Martin van Creveld, Command in War

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