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‘Fire Brigades’: Expeditionary Operations, 1945–1956

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

During the Second World War the British developed a sophisticated and highly effective capability to mount amphibious expeditionary operations. This chapter begins by examining how and why that ... More


Introduction

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/9780199246304.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a fuller and better documented account of why the British Army fought the war against Germany in the way that they ... More


The British Army of the Rhine and the Nuclear Battlefield

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

By the late 1960s BAOR had developed a twin‐track war fighting doctrine. On the one hand it showed how tactical nuclear weapons could be employed from the outset of a crisis. But on the other hand, ... More


Regimental Officers and the Rank and File

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/9780199246304.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of regimental officers and rank and file members in the manifold weaknesses of the British Army during its war with Germany in 1939. The problems in recruitment and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199246304.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the combat capability of the British Army during the first half of World War 2. It is seen that the army's combat capability was constrained at ... More


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

David French

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book analyses the place of the army in British interwar strategy and during the Second World War. The book sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its ... More


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