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Breathing Space: Developing a Winning Strategy

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines how George Washington developed a winning strategy against the British forces during the American Revolution and its relevance to business leadership. Washington developed his ... More


With the BEF

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Brian Bond has argued that perhaps Henry Wilson's greatest achievement as director of military operations of Ireland was in the innumerable practical arrangements — such as the provision of horses ... More


The Tragedy of the Anglo-Egyptian Settlement of 1954

WM. Roger Louis

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates the consistency of British aims through 1954, when 80,000 troops began the evacuation of the Canal Zone. The withdrawal was completed a month before Nasser's act of ... More


Shock, 1914

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the Buffs' experiences in 1914. The battalion spent much time in desperate defences which appeared to both prove and disprove tenets of pre-war practice. German assaults had ... More


Defending: January–April 1918

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the spring of 1918, when the Buffs, in line with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), made preparations for an impending German assault. The transformation to ... More


An Alternative Programme

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) introduction of an alternative programme in September 1939 after it was restricted to only one programme at the start of World War ... More


Applying: 1917

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on 1917, which is often identified as the year in which the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) perfected the set-piece operation: the Somme fighting taught the British many ... More


The Pre-War Army and the British Expeditionary Force, 1940

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the pre-war army and the British Expeditionary Force's (BEF) military campaign in France and Flanders against the Germans in 1940. This campaign showed that the British were ... More


Mobilization

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the mobilization of manpower for the war, considering the scale and breadth of participation in the armed forces, official and unofficial. This is an important starting point, ... More


The war of independence, 1919–21

F. S. L. LYONS

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Irish War of Independence during the period from 1919 to 1921. It discusses the refusal of the newly elected Sinn Féin members of parliament to take their seats at ... More


The Illusion of Tradition: Myths and Paradoxes of British Counterinsurgency

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency: Strategic Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170000
eISBN:
9780231539128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170000.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the historical assumptions informing current counterinsurgency (COIN) thinking—which were largely influenced by British experiences during the period of ... More


1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The year 1899 was the pinnacle of Imperialism as a belief-system in Britain. Britain's continual Imperial expansion, throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, had led the British to ... More


The British in Basra: With Heads Held High into the Abyss

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Basra operations of the British armed forces in Iraq. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair involved his country's armed forces in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Basra, ... More


Mr. Cust’s Immobile Machine

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the confusion and disagreement over who should have control or ownership of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre when the British forces occupied Jerusalem in December 1917. The ... More


Lessons Lived, Learned, Lost: Episodic Progress in U.S. and British Experiences in Coalition Warfare, 1900–1918

William T. Johnsen

in The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168333
eISBN:
9780813168340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the so-called intellectual baggage that set the context for the Anglo-American negotiations of 1937–1941 by examining the experience of the respective national military leaders ... More


The Conquest of Egypt and its Results

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Over the first fourteen months after he had landed in November 1799 on the south coast, Napoleon Bonaparte was able to establish himself as the leader of France, bring an end to the rebellion in the ... More


Untangling the British Counterinsurgency Legacy

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the British legacy in counterinsurgency at the turn of the twenty-first century. The narrative of British counterinsurgency is peppered with successful campaigns in Northern ... More


“A Horse and Tank Moment”

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses Britain's response to its suboptimal counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. These operational experiences provided the impetus for a much-needed change. ... More


Conclusion

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. For the Buffs, the war was an extremely complex phenomenon. At one and the same time it demanded both huge changes and the retention of ... More


Victory in Mesopotamia

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the aftermath of the Kut disaster and portrays how the British Indian force in Mesopotamia was transformed. The focus remains on command, organization, and technology of the ... More


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