Accession Number : ADA601454


Title :   The Influence of Field Marshal Colmar Von Der Goltz on Ottoman Military Effectiveness in Mesopotamia: December 1915 to April 1916


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Rummler, Peter M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601454.pdf


Report Date : 23 Feb 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : This paper discusses the contributions made by Field Marshal Colmar von der Goltz on the development of Ottoman military effectiveness, and the impact that he had on Ottoman Army operations during the British Mesopotamian Campaign from November 1914 to April 1916. The paper argues that the British overestimated von der Goltz's influence on the Ottoman successes that led to the surrender of British forces at Kut.


Descriptors :   *FIRST WORLD WAR , *MILITARY ADVISORS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY HISTORY , EDUCATION , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE