THE DIRECTION OF WAR: A STUDY AND ILLUSTRATION OF STRATEGY.

Bird, Major-General Sir W. D.


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Cambridge, University Press, 2nd ed., (Rev. & Enlarged), 1925. Xii + 351 pp., 13 fldg., maps + 29 maps. Original brown cloth, re-backed, with original spine re-laid; gilt; new e.p.'s; 23 x 16cm. Some rubbing to corners & edges o/w V.G. The object of this book is to illustrate the application of principles of war strategy from both recent and more remote wars, in particular Napoleonic, Victorian and First World War campaigns. While operations on land have primarily been considered, the influence of sea and air power on these operations has also been examined. Subjects examined include Imperial Defence, Influence of Sea Power, Offensive in Strategy, the Base and Line of Operation, Geographical Factors, Fortresses and Time Factors. Well explained through maps of which several are folding.


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