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The British General Staff : reform and innovation c. 1890-1939

Author: David French; Brian Holden Reid
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR : F. Cass, 2002.
Series: Cass series--military history and policy, no. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
British General Staff.
London ; Portland, OR : F. Cass, 2002
(DLC) 2002026782
(OCoLC)50091768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David French; Brian Holden Reid
ISBN: 0203018087 9780203018088
OCLC Number: 61386824
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Brian Bond, military historian / Brian Holden Reid --
Planning for war in the final years of Pax Britannica, 1889-1903 / Halik Kochanski --
Towards a Ministry of Defence: first faltering steps, 1890-1923 / John Sweetman --
'Selection by disparagement': Lord Esher, the General Staff and the politics of command, 1904-14 / Ian F.W. Beckett --
Lord Kitchener, the General Staff and the army in India, 1902-14 / Timothy Moreman --
The British Army, its General Staff and the continental commitment, 1904-14 / Hew Strachan --
The General Staff and the paradoxes of continental war / William Philpott --
The Australians at Pozières: command and control on the Somme, 1916 / G.D. Sheffield --
The British General Staff and Japan, 1918-41 / Philip Towle --
J.F.C. Fuller: staff officer extraordinary / A.J. Trythall --
'An extensive use of weedkiller': patterns of promotion in the senior ranks of the British Army, 1919-39 / David French --
The British General Staff and the coming of war, 1933-39 / J.P. Harris --
'A particularly Anglo-Saxon institution': the British General Staff in the era of two world wars / John Gooch.
Series Title: Cass series--military history and policy, no. 10.
Responsibility: edited by David French and Brian Holden Reid.

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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.

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