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Military History and Policy

Series Editor: 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’.

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1-10 of 27 results in Military History and Policy
  1. The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40

    Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean

    By Steve Morewood

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Boer War

    Direction, Experience and Image

    Edited by John Gooch

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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....

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I

    A Comparative Study

    By Edward J. Erickson

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Lloyd George and the Generals

    2nd Edition

    By David R. Woodward

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Jungle, Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies at War, 1941-45

    Fighting Methods, Doctrine and Training for Jungle Warfare

    By Tim Moreman

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Evolution of Operational Art, 1740-1813

    From Frederick the Great to Napoleon

    By Claus Telp

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Baghdad Pact

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

    By Behcet Kemal Yesilbursa

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. British and Japanese Military Leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45

    Edited by Brian Bond, Kyoichi Tachikawa

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-43

    By Douglas Austin

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916

    By David Silbey

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944: From Dunkirk to D-Day
    By Dr Timothy Harrison Place, Timothy Harrison Place
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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