Fuller, Major-General J. F. C.


Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1st ed., 1936. Xii + 494 pp., frontis., + 11 other photo-plates + 17 diagrams. Red cloth ; gilt ; 22 x 15cm. Some typical fading to spine & marking to covers ; small contemporary owner's sig., ; foxing mainly to fore-edge & half t-p., but the text is largely clean o/w V.G. Here are the memoirs of Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller, 1878 ' 1966. Commissioned in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1898, he served in the 2nd Boer War (1899 ' 1902). In World War I he served with the Royal Tank Corps and became an advocate of the armour-cum-fighter-plane war of movement as subsequently exploited by Hitler's Reichswehr. He retired in 1933 and became renowned for his writings on theory of war, particularly relating to mobile and armoured forces. These memoirs were his twenty-fifth publication and focus on his Great War experiences with some further chapters on the post-war period. A total of twelve plates are accompanied by five folding maps on the Battles of Arras, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Hamel and Amiens as well as seventeen diagrams and plans relating to such war matters as Attack by Penetration, Tank Tactics, German Artillery Tactics, Tank Decisive Attack, Cambrai Project, Cambrai Tactics, Tank Corps G.S. and more besides. SCARCE.

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