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

David French


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 battles through the use of ‘brute force’ and by reverting to the techniques of the First World War. The book shows that after 1918 the General Staff tried hard to learn the lessons of the First World War, enthusiastically embracing technology as the best way of minimizing future casualties. In the first half of the Second World War the army did suffer from manifold weaknesses, not just in the form ... More

Keywords: combat capability, British army, Second World War, morale, First World War, British interwar strategy, General Staff, technology, casualties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246304
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David French, author
University College London
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