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Military History and Policy


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This series publishes studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

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Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944 From Dunkirk to D-Day

Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944 From Dunkirk to D-Day

1st Edition

Dr Timothy Harrison Place, Timothy Harrison Place
October 11, 2000

In this study, the author traces the reasons for the British Army's tactical weakness in Normany to flaws in its training in Britain. The armour suffered from failures of experience. Disagreements between General Montgomery and the War Office exacerbated matters....

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 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....

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Caporetto 1917 Victory or Defeat?

Caporetto 1917 Victory or Defeat?

1st Edition

Mario Morselli
June 05, 2007

This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force. The book examines why, having routed the Italian Army, the Central Alliance forces were not capable of forcing the ...

Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919

Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919

1st Edition

Matthew Hughes
May 31, 1999

Examines British military, political and imperial strategy in the Middle East during and immediately after the First World War, in relation to General Allenby's command of the Egypt Expeditionary Force from June 1917 to November 1919....

Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952 A Special Type of Warfare

Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952 A Special Type of Warfare

1st Edition

Tim Jones
May 31, 2007

This work details the state of British counterinsurgency knowledge by 1945, and shows how wartime special forces and unconventional warfare affected many postwar counterinsurgencies. The vital role of the Special Air Service (SAS) is revealed here for the first time....

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