Military History and Policy

Series Editors: John Gooch, Brian Holden-Reid

This series will publish studies on historical and contemporary aspects of land power, spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day, and will include national, international and comparative studies. From time to time, the series will publish edited collections of essays and ‘classics’.

  • The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40

    Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean

    By Steve Morewood

    A comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. Culminating in the decisive defeat of the Italian military threat at Sidi Barrani in December 1940, this is a fascinating new…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • The Boer War

    Direction, Experience and Image

    Edited by John Gooch

    This collections of essays by leading British and South African scholars, looking at the Boer War, focuses on three aspects: how the British Military functioned; the role of the Boers, Afrikaners and Zulus; and the media presentation of the war to the public.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I

    A Comparative Study

    By Edward J. Erickson

    This volume examines how the Ottoman Army was able to evolve and maintain a high level of overall combat effectiveness despite the primitive nature of the Ottoman State during the First World War. Structured around four case studies, at the operational and tactical level, of campaigns involving…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • Lloyd George and the Generals

    2nd Edition

    By David R. Woodward

    The frustrating stalemate on the western front with its unprecedented casualties provoked a furious debate in London between the civil and military authorities over the best way to defeat Germany. The passions aroused continued to the present day. The mercurial and dynamic David Lloyd George stood…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • The Jungle, Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies at War, 1941-45

    Fighting Methods, Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare

    By Tim Moreman

    This book focuses on the British Commonwealth armies in SE Asia and the SW Pacific during the Second World War, which, following the disastrous Malayan and Burma campaigns, had to hurriedly re-train, re-equip and re-organise their demoralised troops to fight a conventional jungle war against the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-17
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  • The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813

    From Frederick the Great to Napoleon

    By Claus Telp

    Operational art emerged from the campaigns of Frederick the Great to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It was the result of three dynamic interrelationships: between military and non-military factors such as social, economic and political developments; between military theory and practice; and…

    Paperback – 2014-02-04
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  • The Baghdad Pact

    Anglo-American Defence Policies in the Middle East, 1950-59

    By Behcet Kemal Yesilbursa

    This book explores the formation of the Baghdad Pact and Anglo-American defence policies in the Middle East, 1950-1959. It determines the aims with which the pact was established; the failings of the pact, and the struggle that was undertaken against it by hostile countries. It examines the events…

    Paperback – 2013-12-15
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  • British and Japanese Military Leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45

    Edited by Brian Bond, Kyoichi Tachikawa

    Some sixty years after the Far Eastern War ended, this innovative new collection brings together five distinguished UK-based scholars and five from Japan to reappraise their respective country's leadership in the Malaya and Burma campaigns. This leadership is analyzed on various levels, ranging…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43

    By Douglas Austin

    A major reassessment of a key aspect of British strategy and defence policy in the first half of the twentieth century. The main contribution of this new study is an investigation of the role of Malta in British military strategy, as planned and as it actually developed, in the…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916

    By David Silbey

    Millions of men volunteered to leave home, hearth and family to go to a foreign land to fight in 1914, the start of the biggest war in British history. It was a war fought by soldier-citizens, millions strong, most of whom had volunteered willingly to go. They made up the army that first held, and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • Railways and International Politics

    Paths of Empire, 1848-1945

    Edited by T.G. Otte, Keith Neilson

    This new study brings together leading experts to show how the modern world began with the coming of the railway. They clearly explain why it had a greater impact than any other technical or industrial innovation before and completely redefined the limits of the civilized world. While the effect…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • Gallipoli

    Making History

    Edited by Jenny Macleod

    This new book traces the disparities in the memory of Gallipoli that are evident in the countries that participated in the campaign. It explores the way in which history is written at the personal, local, professional, and national levels. This study tackles key questions about just how the history…

    Paperback – 2012-06-28
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  • Big Wars and Small Wars

    The British Army and the Lessons of War in the 20th Century

    Edited by Hew Strachan

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-01-29
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  • Britain in Vietnam

    Prelude to Disaster, 1945–46

    By Peter Neville

    This book is a study of the circumstances leading to British intervention in Vietnam in 1945, and the course and consequences of this intervention. The first part of the work links French colonialism with the native communist insurgency, while examining British and Foreign Office attitudes towards…

    Paperback – 2008-09-14
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  • The Normandy Campaign 1944

    Sixty Years On

    Edited by John Buckley

    With essays from leading names in military history, this new book re-examines the crucial issues and debates of the D-Day campaign. It tackles a range of core topics, placing them in their current historiographical context, to present new and sometimes revisionist interpretations of key issues…

    Paperback – 2007-06-18
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  • Caporetto 1917

    Victory or Defeat?

    By Mario Morselli

    This work concerns the Battle of Caporetto in October 1917, where the Austro-German Army broke through the Italian lines forcing them to retreat after losing half their force. The book examines why, having routed the Italian Army, the Central Alliance forces were not capable of forcing the…

    Paperback – 2007-06-04
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  • Training, Tactics and Leadership in the Confederate Army of Tennessee

    Seeds of Failure

    By Andrew R.B. Haughton

    This assessment of the performance of the southern soldiers in the American Civil War of 1861 deals with every aspect of an army from its senior officer to the lowliest private, following every process as the soldier tried to adapt to military life, train, and overcome the enemy.…

    Paperback – 2007-06-04
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  • Post-war Counterinsurgency and the SAS, 1945-1952

    A Special Type of Warfare

    By Tim Jones

    This work details the state of British counterinsurgency knowledge by 1945, and shows how wartime special forces and unconventional warfare affected many postwar counterinsurgencies. The vital role of the Special Air Service (SAS) is revealed here for the first time.…

    Paperback – 2007-05-30
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  • British Generalship on the Western Front 1914–1918

    Defeat into Victory

    By Simon Robbins

    This book explores the British Army's response on the Western Front to a period of seminal change in warfare. In particular it examines the impact of the pre-war emphasis on worldwide garrison, occupation and policing duties for the Empire's defence of the mindset of the Army's leadership and its…

    Paperback – 2006-04-30
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  • Alfred Von Schlieffen's Military Writings

    Edited by Robert Foley

    A collection of some of the writings of Generalfeldmarschall Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, one of the more intriguing of Imperial Germany's military figures. Schlieffens 15 years as Chief of the General staff left a stamp upon both military and political institutions of Wilhelmine Germany.…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • British Armour in the Normandy Campaign

    By John Buckley

    The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • Fanaticism and Conflict in the Modern Age

    Edited by MATTHEW HUGHES, Gaynor Johnson

    What is fanaticism? Is the term at all useful? After all, one person's fanatic is another's freedom fighter. This new book probves these key questions of the twenty first century. It details how throughout history there have been fanatics eager to pursue their religious, political or personal…

    Paperback – 2004-12-14
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  • Writing the Great War

    Sir James Edmonds and the Official Histories, 1915-1948

    By Andrew Green

    Begun within months of the war's outbreak, and not completed for a further 33 years, the writing of the Official Histories of World War I was a venture of unprecedented scale and complexity.Who, then, was responsible for producing such an enterprise? Did it aim to inform or did it have darker…

    Paperback – 2004-08-11
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  • Command and Control in Military Crisis

    Devious Decisions

    By Harald Hoiback

    Harald Hoiback's study focuses upon two events - the 1918 Allied meeting at Doullens when the Allies ceded control to an officer, and the Norwegian decision in 1940 to leave control in the hands of a colonel which led to the Nazi invasion.…

    Paperback – 2003-03-31
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  • British General Staff

    Reform and Innovation

    Edited by David French, Brian Holden Reid

    The essays that comprise this collection examine the development and influence of the British General Staff from the late Victorian period until the eve of World War II. They trace the changes in the staff that influenced British military strategy and subsequent operations on the battlefield.…

    Hardback – 2002-10-29
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  • Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944

    From Dunkirk to D-Day

    By Dr Timothy Harrison Place, Timothy Harrison Place

    In this study, the author traces the reasons for the British Army's tactical weakness in Normany to flaws in its training in Britain. The armour suffered from failures of experience. Disagreements between General Montgomery and the War Office exacerbated matters.…

    Paperback – 2000-10-10
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  • Allenby and British Strategy in the Middle East, 1917-1919

    By Matthew Hughes

    Examines British military, political and imperial strategy in the Middle East during and immediately after the First World War, in relation to General Allenby's command of the Egypt Expeditionary Force from June 1917 to November 1919.…

    Paperback – 1999-05-30
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