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Title: Studien über die heutigen Eisenbahnen im Kriegsfalle.
Description: Wien, Pest, Leipzig, (1892). Octavo. Pp. iv, (iv), 55. Includes a bibliography. Hardcover, bound in contemporary cloth and marbled boards, old shelf ticket to spine, old military institutional stamp to title. In a very good condition. ¶ ~ First edition. Scarce and highly important early treatise on the use of railways at war. 'Mit grossem Interesse habe ich Ihre kleine, aber inhaltsreiche Schrift über das Verhältniss der Eisenbahnen zur kriegsführung gelesen.' - General Moltke to Joesten, AKA Ferraius, July 1890, upon the publication of Joesten's first treaties on railways at war time 'Die Eisenbahnen und die Kriegsführung'. Josef Joesten (1850-1909) studied law and German literature to become a Doctor of Law. After serving at the Municipal Court in Berlin he became a railroad operations director and member of the royal railway directorates in Elberfeld and Cologne. He was, until his death, the State Chairman of the German Writers' Association. Under the pseudonym Miles Ferrarius he composed several writings on the importance of railways in war, among them 'Die Eisenbahnen und die Kriegsführung' (Hamburg, 1890); 'Die Anforderungen der Strategie und Taktik an die Eisenbahnen' (Berlin, 1894). Under his real name he wrote 'Geschichte und System der Eisenbahnbenutzung im Kriege' (Leipzig, 1896, translated into French in 1905). Under another pseudonym, that of Hans von Windeck, he published his dramatic and poetic works, characterized by patriotic spirit and patriotism.

Keywords: Military history war warfare militaria militarism armed forces army navy battles campaigns Krieg Kriege Kriegszüge Feldzüge Militär Militärische Strategie Geschichte Militärgeschichte Kriegsgeschichte Armee Heer militaire Guerre Guerres histoire Railwa

Price: EUR 220.00 = appr. US$ 239.11 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 9300

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