Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice

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Brian Holden Reid
Psychology Press, 1997 - 265 strani
In Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice the contributors consider the multifarious aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war. The essays range from study of volunteer soldiering in the Mexican War of 1846-48, analyses of operations in the two World Wars, to a reconsideration of the nature of future warfare. All the contributors are concerned to base their work on a thorough consideration of the overall historical context. They explore the relationship between theory and practice in military operations. A primary interest is reviewing the problems of transition from the small-scale duties of an imperial or frontier constabulary to coping with the demand of continental warfare. This recurring problem is a central feature of the Anglo-American military tradition. Throughout a major theme is the importance of peacetime in the mental preparation and training for war.

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Land Battles
General Allenby and the Palestine Campaign
The British Expeditionary Force and the Difficult
The British
Montgomery Morale Casualty Conservation
The Morale of the Second
The British Army and Approaches to Warfare Since
Manoeuvre Theory in Operations Other than War J J A Wallace
The Nature of the Future
About the Contributors
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