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Basil H. Liddell Hart

(1895—1970) military thinker and historian

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amphibious Operations

amphibious Operations  

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An attack launched from the sea by naval and landing forces, embarked in ships or craft involving a landing on a hostile or potentially hostile shore. An amphibious operation involves five phases: ...
armoured warfare

armoured warfare  

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The trade-off between survivability and mobility on the battlefield has been a feature of warfare since the beginning of recorded history: indeed, one can imagine primitive man pondering the merits ...
Army, British

Army, British  

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The British army is still composed of fiercely individualistic regiments and corps. This is a reflection of the tenacity with which it has clung to its roots in the 17th ...
Army Combat Branches: Armor

Army Combat Branches: Armor  

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The motto of the U.S. Army's armor branch is “The Combat Arm of Decision.” Equipped with tanks and supported by infantry, artillery, helicopters, and air forces, armor units close with and destroy ...
art, the military

art, the military  

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Merely to use the term ‘the military art’ is to enter directly into the debate as to whether warfare is indeed an art, thus the province of unquantifiable qualities such ...
Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander

Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander  

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(1891–1961),British Army officer who, from commanding the 1st British Division during the fall of France rose to become Allied Supreme Commander in the Mediterranean.Alexander, who was the fourth ...
FM Erich von Manstein

FM Erich von Manstein  

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(1887–1973).Manstein was commissioned into 3rd Foot Guards, Hindenburg's old regiment, in 1906, and during WW1 he fought at Verdun and the Somme. In 1937 he became DCGS, but was ...
Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan  

(1162–1227),founder of the Mongol empire; born Temujin. He took the name Genghis Khan (‘ruler of all’) in 1206 after uniting the nomadic Mongol tribes, and by the time of his death his empire ...
mechanization

mechanization  

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Was the next logical step in the substitution of chemical for muscle power once small and light enough power sources became available. Although men had dreamt of creating armoured fighting ...
naval power

naval power  

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Naval power is the projection of force by navies. Although it has been a feature of warfare since the earliest days, the difference it makes to the waging of wars ...
Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton

Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton  

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(1853–1947).From a privileged military background, commissioned in 1872 and with experience of the Afghan, Egypt, Burma, and Second Boer wars, a COS to both Roberts and Kitchener, Hamilton was ...
strategy

strategy  

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ˈstræṯǝjēn. pl. -ies1 a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim: time to develop a coherent evacuation strategy.2 the art of ...
tanks

tanks  

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N. a heavy armored fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track.from the use of tank as a secret code word during manufacture in 1915.[...]

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