This work offers a systematic comparison of how two countries, Britain and France, responded to the possibility and then reality of total war by examining developments in three dimensions: strategic, domestic political, and political economic.
118 In effect , economic warfare would complement the longwar strategy by gradually wearing Germany down while the ... Also see Watt , ' British Intelligence and the Coming of the Second World War in Europe ' , Knowing One's Enemies ...
Author: Talbot C. Imlay
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Søgeord: 2. Verdenskrig; Vestfronten, 1940-1943, 1943-1945; Østfronten, 1941-1943, 1943-1945; Stillehavskrigen, 1941-1943, 1943-1945; Hitler; Operation Barbarossa; Stalingrad; Tojo; Pearl Harbor; Churchill; Nordafrika; Landgang Sicilien; Overlord; Ardennerne; Stalin; Kursk; Vistula; Roosevelt; Japan, Historie, 1939-1945; Frankrigs Fald, 1940; Blitzkrieg; Tyskernes Invasion af Polen; Battle of the Atlantic; Kreta; Stalingrad; Krimhalvøen; Pacific War; Kampene ved Rhinen; Kampene om Berlin; Eisenhower; Montgomery; Patton; Bradley; Wavell; von Bock; Rommel; Guderian; Balkan; Jugoslavien; Modstandsbevægelser; Darlan, de Gaulle; Frie Franske; Admiral Dönitz; Chiang Kai-shek; Brooke, Alan; Enigma; Efterretningstjeneste; Halder, Franz; Leyte Gulf; Lend-Lease; MacArthur; von Kleist; von Kluge; General Marshall; Rokossovsky; Roosevelt; Zhukov; Weygand; Burma; Slim; Speer; Singapore; Tanks, kampvogne; Undervandsbåde, u-både.
Author: John Keegan
Category: World War, 1939-1945
THE FACE OF WAR S T U D Y G U DE I D THE FACE OF WAR is an exhibition of documents and photographs from the vast World War II holdings of the National Archives . This brochure contains reproductions of selected documents from the ...
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Warfare is hugely important. The fates of nations, and even continents, often rests on the outcome of war and thus on how its practitioners consider war. The Human Face of War is a new exploration of military thought. It starts with the observation that much military thought is poorly developed - often incoherent and riddled with paradox. The author contends that what is missing from British and American writing on warfare is any underpinning mental approach or philosophy. Why are some tank commanders, snipers, fighter pilots or submarine commanders far more effective than others? Why are many generals sacked at the outbreak of war? The Human Face of War examines such phenomena and seeks to explain them. The author argues that military thought should be based on an approach which reflects the nature of combat. Combat - fighting - is primarily a human phenomenon dominated by human behaviour. The book explores some of those human issues and their practical consequences. The Human Face of War calls for, and suggests, a new way of considering war and warfare.
German battalion in the Second World War was expected to conduct an attack from the march within 40 minutes of first contact.10 Figures for performance at formation level are hard to come by. In the Second World War, General Sir Miles ...
Author: Jim Storr
Publisher: A&C Black
Part I deals with the evolution of military strategy and doctrine, from the Napoleonic Wars to today. Contributors look at the influence of great military thinkers, such as Carl von Clausewitz, on the armed forces of the Western world and examine how previous military leaders dealt with issues similar to those faced today, such as the effects of technology on strategy, the significance of the operational level of war, and ways of restructuring the armed forces in times of uncertainty and change. Part II examines warfare at the end of this century. Examples of the development of revolutionary warfare in Asia from Mao to Giap are used to underscore the cultural and situational influences on doctrines of revolutionary war. Part III looks at the future of conflict in the twenty-first century. Contributors investigate diverse issues, including the impact of computers on warfare, the effect of media coverage on strategy, space policy, arms control in the post-Cold War era, political systems and their relationship to the probability of war, and the prospects of stealth technology. In an era when armed forces around the world have come under increasing scrutiny and criticism, this collection of essays provides valuable lessons that may avert future military mistakes.
In his historiography of the Second World War , The Battle for History , John Keegan observed that “ the eastern war itself has been less well served by the historical profession ” 4 and that most of the works concentrate on the main ...
Author: Royal Military College of Canada
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.
Primarily an anthology of interviews, War's Unwomanly Face was arare Soviet exercise inoralhistory which lifted thelid on the darker side of the Great Patriotic War, although itsmost confrontingrevelations remained censored until anew ...
Author: R. Markwick
The aftermath of the events of the First World War, and of the Symrna (Izmir) disaster, had begun to subside. ... The answer from Prime Minister Metaxas was a resounding oxi (no), and Greece was thus drawn into the Second World War.
Author: Nicholas Stavroulakis
Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub
A collection of “first-rate frontline journalism” from the Spanish Civil War to US actions in Central America “by a woman singularly unafraid of guns” (Vanity Fair). For nearly sixty years, Martha Gellhorn’s fearless war correspondence made her a leading journalistic voice of her generation. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the Central American wars of the mid-eighties, Gellhorn’s candid reporting reflected her deep empathy for people regardless of their political ideology. Collecting the best of Gellhorn’s writing on foreign conflicts, and now with a new introduction by Lauren Elkin, The Face of War is a classic of frontline journalism by “the premier war correspondent of the twentieth century” (Ward Just, The New York Times Magazine). Whether in Java, Finland, the Middle East, or Vietnam, she used the same vigorous approach. “I wrote very fast, as I had to,” she says, “afraid that I would forget the exact sound, smell, words, gestures, which were special to this moment and this place.” As Merle Rubin noted in his review of this volume for The Christian ScienceMonitor, “Martha Gellhorn’s courageous, independent-minded reportage breaks through geopolitical abstractions and ideological propaganda to take the reader straight to the scene of the event.”
After the war in Finland, I thought of journalism as a passport. You needed proper papers and a job to get a ringside seat at the spectacle of history in the making. In the Second World War, all I did was praise the good, ...
Author: Martha Gellhorn
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Category: Literary Criticism
By the time the First World War broke out in 1914, photography had become affordable and popular. Many of the 100,000 New Zealanders who went overseas to fight carried cameras with them, determined to capture their part in the 'great adventure'. And soldiers were not the only ones to take photographs: cameras were also used by officials, journalists and medical staff. The Face of War is the first book to examine the photographs, many previously unknown, of New Zealand's First World War experience, tracing a sometimes shocking, often moving visual history through soldiers' snapshots, keepsake portraits, battlefield panoramas, photographic medical records and rolls of honour. Sandy Callister discusses how photography was used to capture and narrate, memorialise and observe, romanticise and bear witness to the experiences of New Zealanders at home and overseas. Her study is the first to argue for the importance of New Zealand photography to the history of war, but also examines in depth the contradictions of this photography: as a site of remembrance and forgetting, of nation and sacrifice, of mourning and mythology, of subjectivity and identity. Both authoritative and insightful, The Face of War superbly illuminates an often overlooked aspect of New Zealand's First World War history.
New Zealand's Great War Photography Sandy Callister. qualitative dominance. Second, the desire of participants like Fenwick to represent the war in text and pictures was not unusual. As we have seen, many of the Anzac soldiers took with ...
Author: Sandy Callister
Publisher: Auckland University Press
One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written his magnum opus, an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. The Changing Face of War is the book that reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents, and how the security of sovereign nations may be maintained in the future. While paying close attention to the unpredictable human element, Martin van Creveld takes us on a journey from the last century’s clashes of massive armies to today’s short, high-tech, lopsided skirmishes and frustrating quagmires. Here is the world as it was in 1900, controlled by a handful of “great powers,” mostly European, with the memories of eighteenth-century wars still fresh. Armies were still led by officers riding on horses, messages conveyed by hand, drum, and bugle. As the telegraph, telephone, and radio revolutionized communications, big-gun battleships like the British Dreadnought, the tank, and the airplane altered warfare. Van Creveld paints a powerful portrait of World War I, in which armies would be counted in the millions, casualties–such as those in the cataclysmic battle of the Marne–would become staggering, and deadly new weapons, such as poison gas, would be introduced. Ultimately, Germany’s plans to outmaneuver her enemies to victory came to naught as the battle lines ossified and the winners proved to be those who could produce the most weapons and provide the most soldiers. The Changing Face of War then propels us to the even greater global carnage of World War II. Innovations in armored warfare and airpower, along with technological breakthroughs from radar to the atom bomb, transformed war from simple slaughter to a complex event requiring new expertise–all in the service of savagery, from Pearl Harbor to Dachau to Hiroshima. The further development of nuclear weapons during the Cold War shifts nations from fighting wars to deterring them: The number of active troops shrinks and the influence of the military declines as civilian think tanks set policy and volunteer forces “decouple” the idea of defense from the world of everyday people. War today, van Crevald tells us, is a mix of the ancient and the advanced, as state-of-the-art armies fail to defeat small groups of crudely outfitted guerrilla and terrorists, a pattern that began with Britain’s exit from India and culminating in American misadventures in Vietnam and Iraq, examples of what the author calls a “long, almost unbroken record of failure.” How to learn from the recent past to reshape the military for this new challenge–how to still save, in a sense, the free world–is the ultimate lesson of this big, bold, and cautionary work. The Changing Face of War is sure to become the standard source on this essential subject.
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Author: Martin van Creveld
Publisher: Presidio Press