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The Resource Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945, David French

Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945, David French

Label
Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945
Title
Raising Churchill's army
Title remainder
the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945
Statement of responsibility
David French
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first serious analysis of the combat capability of the British army in the Second World War. It sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its battles through the use of 'brute force' and by reverting to the techniques of the First World War. David French analyses the place of the army in British strategy in the interwar period and during the Second World War. He shows that after 1918 the General Staff tried hard to learn the lessons of the First World War, enthusiastically embracing technology as the best way of minimizing future casualties. Professor French assesses Montgomery's contributions to the war effort and concludes that most important were his willingness to impose a uniform understanding of doctrine on his subordinates, and to use mechanized firepower in ways quite different from Haig in the First World War."--Jacket
  • "This is the first serious analysis of the combat capability of the British army in the Second World War. It sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its battles through the use of 'brute force' and by reverting to the techniques of the First World War. David French analyses the place of the army in British strategy in the interwar period and during the Second World War. He shows that after 1918 the General Staff tried hard to learn the lessons of the First World War, enthusiastically embracing technology as the best way of minimizing future casualties. Professor French assesses Montgomery's contributions to the war effort and concludes that most important were his willingness to impose a uniform understanding of doctrine on his subordinates, and to use mechanized firepower in ways quite different from Haig in the First World War."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, David
Dewey number
940.54/1241
Index
index present
LC call number
D759
LC item number
.F76 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Label
Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945, David French
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-306) 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
Contents
'How are you to succeed without causing losses?' Doctrine and organization, 1919-1939 -- Regimental officers and the rank and file -- Weapons and equipment -- Discipline and morale -- The pre-war army and the British expeditionary force, 1940 -- The reformation of the army, home forces, 1940-1943 -- The desert war, 1940-1942 -- Monty's army: Alam Halfa to the Rhine
Control code
42882891
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780198206415
Lccn
99057301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945, David French
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-306) 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
Contents
'How are you to succeed without causing losses?' Doctrine and organization, 1919-1939 -- Regimental officers and the rank and file -- Weapons and equipment -- Discipline and morale -- The pre-war army and the British expeditionary force, 1940 -- The reformation of the army, home forces, 1940-1943 -- The desert war, 1940-1942 -- Monty's army: Alam Halfa to the Rhine
Control code
42882891
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780198206415
Lccn
99057301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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