Battle Leadership – Kindle edition by Adolf Von Schell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks . Battle Leadership has ratings and 14 reviews. Robert said: Quick read at only 95 pages even taking notes. Lots of interesting first hand anecdotes as. Battle Leadership by Adolf Von Schell, is a classic that should be read by all combat leaders. Written between the First and Second World War, Von Schell.

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Von Schell addresses the effects of tempo, importance of timely intelligence, the often inaccur Battle Leadership by Adolf Von Schell, is a classic that should be read by all combat leaders. That being said, there are timeless pieces of knowledge that anyone interested in leading troops into combat should know.

Dave Leblanc rated it really liked it Aug 06, Juan rated it it was ok Feb 08, Return to Book Page. The Author brings interesting stories from his own experience in the Russian front putting deep understanding of the humanitarian factor in such frightening war.

He emphasizes throughout the fundamental differences between leadersip peacetime training environment and the actual realities of combat. While Schnell’s book is brief and full of many anecdotes, his advice is worth heeding as commander over 80 years later.

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Joe leaderxhip it liked it May 08, Really interesting analysis of the German Army in WW1 from a line officer. Gibson Hartley rated it really liked it.


Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug battle, Refresh and try again. It discusses how to handle different personalities, how to prepare your troops psychologically for combat and how to instill confidence in them.

Battle Leadership by Adolf Von Schell, is a classic that should be read by all combat leaders. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of the areas that he places great deal of attention upon is the need to ensure that new soldiers are liberally intermixed with older veterans to both teach and steady them.

There are some really prescient comments in the final two Chapters about the limits in the American military model of the interwar period. This book discusses how to lead men in combat. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No doubt it’s insights will continue to prove valuable on any battlefield of the future.

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Battle Leadership by Von Schell, Adolf

The fact that it was able leadersuip successfully deal with these problems serves as both vindication and testament to the training and professionalism of its leadership.

Unfortunately we cannot formulate a set of psychological rules; human reactions can never be vno to an exact science. Nicholasdicola rated it really liked it Nov 08, Michael rated it liked it Apr 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kirk rated it really liked it Jan 02, War is governed by the uncertain and the unknown and the least known factor of all is the human element. Von Schell closes his lectures with an interesting discussion of the role of the German Army following the end of the war; its own challenges and rebirth, how it strove to meet the demands of the Versailles Treaty while concurrently being called upon by the German government to deal with the civil disturbances that convulsed the Nation and external invasions from Poland.


As a combat veteran, I can personally attest to the truth and accuracy in this book. Trivia About Battle Leadership. Newer Post Older Post Home. Ben rated it it was amazing Dec 30, It must be sensed.

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It is probable that this will be still more true in future wars. Nevertheless, as leaders we must have some knowledge of the souls of our soldiers; because the soldier, the living man, is the instrument with which we have to work in war. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 28, Adrien rated it really liked it. Von Schell’s book implores that modern leaders look more closely at the psychological challenges of warfare and apply increasing efforts to duplicating the chaos of battle in the training ground.

Mar 18, Rob Wilensky rated it it was amazing. He also discusses the limitations that fighting places on one’s ability to communicate and direct.

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