Liddell Hart; A Study of his Military Thought

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. First U.S. Edition [stated], Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. x, 289, [5] pages. Author's Note. Notes. Appendices. Index. Name and address of previous owner on fep. Brian James Bond (born 17 April 1936) is a British military historian and professor emeritus of military history at King's College London. His father was the gardener for the military historian Sir Basil Liddell Hart. Hart took a great interest in the boy and encouraged his academic interests. From 1952 to 1954, Bond served in the Royal Artillery, being commissioned a second lieutenant in the British Army. In 1959, he took an honours degree in history at Worcester College, Oxford and then went on to take his Master of Arts degree in war studies at King's College London in 1962. In 1966, he became lecturer in war studies at King's College London. He was promoted to reader in war studies in 1978, professor of military history in 1986, and professor emeritus in 2001. This book is a first attempt to put Sir Basil Liddell Hart's military thought in proper perspective by tracing the origins and development of his principal ideas over his whole career. Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (31 October 1895 – 29 January 1970), known mostly as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was a soldier, military historian and military theorist. Following WWII, he was a proponent of the rehabilitation of the German Wehrmacht. Liddell Hart significantly contributed to the creation of the Rommel myth. Liddell Hart wrote a series of histories of major military figures, through which he advanced his ideas that the frontal assault was a strategy that was bound to fail at great cost in lives. He argued that the tremendous losses Britain suffered in the Great War were due to her commanding officers not appreciating this fact of history. He claimed that "the British way in warfare" was to leave land battles to her allies, intervening only through naval power. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Liddell Hart, Military History, Military Thought, Military Strategy, Indirect Approach, Limited Liability, Revolution in Warfare, Deterrence, Defence, German Generals, Israel Military Theory, Total War, British War in Warfare, Yigal Allon, Atomic War

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