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Series Editor: John Gooch, Brian Holden-Reid

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  1. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Railways and International Politics

    Paths of Empire, 1848-1945

    Edited by T.G. Otte, Keith Neilson

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gallipoli

    Making History

    Edited by Jenny Macleod

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Big Wars and Small Wars

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

    Edited by Hew Strachan

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Britain in Vietnam

    Prelude to Disaster, 1945–46

    By Peter Neville

    Series: Military History and Policy

    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...

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I: A Comparative Study
    By Edward J. Erickson
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  2. The Boer War: Direction, Experience and Image
    Edited by John Gooch
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Lloyd George and the Generals, 2nd Edition
    By David R. Woodward
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  4. The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40: Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean
    By Steve Morewood
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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