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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
940.54/1241
Index
index present
LC call number
D759
LC item number
.F76 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945, David French
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn714801435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280445279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27852313
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714801435
  • oso0191697567

Library Locations

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