Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Scharnhorst, Gerhard Johann David Von

Prussian general who developed the modern general staff system. With another reformer of army procedures, August von Gneisenau, he devised the �shrinkage system� (Kr�mpersystem), in which army recruits were quickly trained and sent into the reserves so that more men could be trained. This system increased the actual number of trained

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