Rosinski was from to Lecturer at the Naval War Academy at Kiel] THE German Navy lost the last war because its directors saw in naval warfare a purely military duel between the two opposing fleets. Blindly convinced that with the out- break of hostilities the British Grand Fleet would not hesitate to penetrate into the Heligoland Bight and offer them battle, the German admirals for nearly two decades had had no thought or plan going beyond preparations for that en- counter. Incapable of main- taining her own communications against the overwhelming superiority of the Allies, she was resolved not to repeat her former mistake and dissipate her efforts by directing them against the British Battle Fleet, but to concentrate them for an overwhelming attack against the Allied lines of com- munication behind the shield formed by that force. In doing so, the German naval strategists have certainly not ignored the fact that in naval history so far such " evasive " strategy has invariably broken down in the end before the command of the sea established by superior sea-power, as happened in their own submarine campaign in the last war. What has imbued them with the hope of faring better in the present conflict has been the determination to bring this attack to bear with a concentration of purpose and effort unknown in the history of naval warfare.

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German-American historian. This was followed by visits to archeological sites in Greece and Egypt. In , the Rosinski family moved to Berlin where young Herbert continued his studies at the University of Berlin. He continued post-doctoral studies there in the fields of political geography, economics, and sociology. The s were a period of great professional achievement and personal change for Rosinski. Intellectually, he was well on his way to making his mark in military studies, with a spate of articles to his name, lectures at the German Naval Staff College and Oxford University, and, in , the European publication of The Germany Army , his seminal work.

In , he married Maria-Luise Tripp and the followingyear he was barred from intellectual and cultural activities because of his Jewish ancestry. His maternal grandfather was Jewish. He was interned briefly as an enemy alien when England declared war on Germany in Given wartime conditions in Europe, Rosinski emigrated to the United States in He continued to lecture and write on naval, military, and foreign policy topics during the s. In , a revised edition of The Germany Army was published.

During this decade, he was affiliated with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy as a lecturer and with the Voice of America. In , he visited India where he lectured to Indian Army Generals and interviewed Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, a high point in his academic career.

There he made the aquaintance of Read Admiral Henry E. Eccles who became a lifelong friend andintellectual mentor.

In , he began an affiliation with the Council on Foreign Relations which lasted a decade. Research and writing continued to absorb much of his time as he authored several unpublished studies, include The Evolution of Warfare, Halder Study and Power and Peace.

He made four separate study tours of Europe in connection with research for these works. Herbert Rosinski died on February 27, , in New York, after suffering his second heart attack.





The Career Of Herbert Rosinski: An Intellectual Pilgrimage



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