Big Wars and Small Wars: The British Army and the Lessons of War in the 20th Century

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This is a fascinating new insight into the British army and its evolution through both large and small scale conflicts. To prepare for future wars, armies derive lessons from past wars. However, some armies are defeated because they learnt the wrong lessons, fighting new conflicts in ways appropriate to the last. For the British Army in the twentieth century, the challenge has been particularly great. It has never had the luxury of emerging from one major European war with the time to prepare itself for the next. ...

Big Wars and Small Wars: The British Army and the Lessons of War in the 20th Century 2006, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415361965

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