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The Resource From Boer War to World War : tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914, Spencer Jones

From Boer War to World War : tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914, Spencer Jones

Label
From Boer War to World War : tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914
Title
From Boer War to World War
Title remainder
tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914
Statement of responsibility
Spencer Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The British Expeditionary Force was small at the start of World War I. Yet, when deployed to France in 1914, it prevailed against the German army through professionalism and tactical skill, strengths developed through hard lessons. Britain had gone to war against the South African Boer republics in October 1899, expecting little resistance, but a string of defeats shook the military's confidence. From Boer War to World War shows how this bitter combat experience reshaped the British Army's tactical development. The Boer War brought the British face to face with modern warfare. With sweeping, open terrain and smokeless gunpowder, soldiers were picked off before they know where shots came from, and the infantry's close-order formations spelled disaster in battling the well-armed, entrenched Boers. The British Army ultimately overcame the Boers in 1902, but the costs of the war led to public outcry. Spencer Jones's fresh interpretation adds to the historiography of the Boer War and World War I by emphasizing the continuity between them." --from back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Spencer
Dewey number
355.4/2094109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA649
LC item number
.J66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tactics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
From Boer War to World War : tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914, Spencer Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
791490475
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780806142890
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)791490475
Label
From Boer War to World War : tactical reform of the British Army, 1902-1914, Spencer Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
791490475
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780806142890
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)791490475

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