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Destructive and Formidable by David Blackmore [Book Review]

Destructive and Formidable by David Blackmore analyses British infantry doctrine using period sources from the British Civil Wars of the seventeenth century up to just before the American War of Independence. If anything you can see the constancy, which drove the success in battle of British forces, even when outnumbered. Development of British Infantry Doctrine […]

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Education – Using Somme War Diaries

This post is an attempt at education on what officers did and how that affected casualties at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This, and its follow ons, was inspired by a Twitter conversation after Friday’s post. I was asked about whether other ranks were sacrificed at the Battle of the Somme by officers. It was […]

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