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British General Staff: Reform and Innovation

British General Staff: Reform and Innovation

1st Edition

David French, Brian Holden Reid
April 10, 2015

The essays that comprise this collection examine the development and influence of the British General Staff from the late Victorian period until the eve of World War II. They trace the changes in the staff that influenced British military strategy and subsequent operations on the battlefield....

The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40: Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean

The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40: Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean

1st Edition

Steve Morewood
July 17, 2014

A comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. Culminating in the decisive defeat of the Italian military threat at Sidi Barrani in December 1940, this is a fascinating new...

The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image

The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image

1st Edition

John Gooch
July 17, 2014

This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public....

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study

Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Edward J. Erickson
April 28, 2014

This volume examines how the Ottoman Army was able to evolve and maintain a high level of overall combat effectiveness despite the primitive nature of the Ottoman State during the First World War. Structured around four case studies, at the operational and tactical level, of campaigns involving...

Lloyd George and the Generals

Lloyd George and the Generals

2nd Edition

David R. Woodward
April 28, 2014

The frustrating stalemate on the western front with its unprecedented casualties provoked a furious debate in London between the civil and military authorities over the best way to defeat Germany. The passions aroused continued to the present day. The mercurial and dynamic David Lloyd George stood...

The Jungle, Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies at War, 1941-45: Fighting Methods, Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare

The Jungle, Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies at War, 1941-45: Fighting Methods, Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare

1st Edition

Tim Moreman
February 18, 2014

This book focuses on the British Commonwealth armies in SE Asia and the SW Pacific during the Second World War, which, following the disastrous Malayan and Burma campaigns, had to hurriedly re-train, re-equip and re-organise their demoralised troops to fight a conventional jungle war against the...

The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813: From Frederick the Great to Napoleon

The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813: From Frederick the Great to Napoleon

1st Edition

Claus Telp
February 05, 2014

Operational art emerged from the campaigns of Frederick the Great to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It was the result of three dynamic interrelationships: between military and non-military factors such as social, economic and political developments; between military theory and practice; and...

The Baghdad Pact: Anglo-American Defence Policies in the Middle East, 1950-59

The Baghdad Pact: Anglo-American Defence Policies in the Middle East, 1950-59

1st Edition

Behcet Kemal Yesilbursa
December 16, 2013

This book explores the formation of the Baghdad Pact and Anglo-American defence policies in the Middle East, 1950-1959. It determines the aims with which the pact was established; the failings of the pact, and the struggle that was undertaken against it by hostile countries. It examines the events...

British and Japanese Military Leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45

British and Japanese Military Leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45

1st Edition

Brian Bond, Kyoichi Tachikawa
November 15, 2012

Some sixty years after the Far Eastern War ended, this innovative new collection brings together five distinguished UK-based scholars and five from Japan to reappraise their respective country's leadership in the Malaya and Burma campaigns. This leadership is analyzed on various levels, ranging...

Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43

Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43

1st Edition

Douglas Austin
November 15, 2012

A major reassessment of a key aspect of British strategy and defence policy in the first half of the twentieth century. The main contribution of this new study is an investigation of the role of Malta in British military strategy, as planned and as it actually developed, in the...

The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916

The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916

1st Edition

David Silbey
November 15, 2012

Millions of men volunteered to leave home, hearth and family to go to a foreign land to fight in 1914, the start of the biggest war in British history. It was a war fought by soldier-citizens, millions strong, most of whom had volunteered willingly to go. They made up the army that first held, and...

Railways and International Politics: Paths of Empire, 1848-1945

Railways and International Politics: Paths of Empire, 1848-1945

1st Edition

T.G. Otte, Keith Neilson
September 13, 2012

This new study brings together leading experts to show how the modern world began with the coming of the railway. They clearly explain why it had a greater impact than any other technical or industrial innovation before and completely redefined the limits of the civilized world. While the effect...

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