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Army, Empire, and Cold WarThe British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971$
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David French

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548231

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001

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‘Fire Brigades’: Expeditionary Operations, 1945–1956

‘Fire Brigades’: Expeditionary Operations, 1945–1956

(p.128) 6 ‘Fire Brigades’: Expeditionary Operations, 1945–1956
Army, Empire, and Cold War

David French

Oxford University Press

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 capability was allowed to wither away after 1945. It then analyses why the army found it so difficult to generate forces for expeditionary operations. Finally, in examining the army's contribution to operations at Abadan, Korea and Suez, it looks at what the conduct of those operations had to say about its combat capability.

Keywords:   expeditionary warfare, amphibious operations, airborne operations, Abadan, Korean War, Suez expedition, combat capability

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