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Forward into Battle Fighting Tactics from Waterloo to the near Future

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ISBN-10: 0891414711

ISBN-13: 9780891414711

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paddy Griffith

List price: $15.00
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For the first time in softcover, this is the greatly expanded second edition of Paddy Griffith's challenging work on battlefield tactics. The first edition (1981) took a critical look at the accepted wisdom of historians who interpreted battlefield events primarily by reference to firepower. It showed that Wellington's infantry had won by their mobility rather than their musketry, that the bayonet did not become obsolete in the nineteenth century as is often claimed, and that the tank never supplanted the infantryman in the twentieth. Now, a decade later, the author has been able to fill out many parts of his analysis and has extended it into the near future.
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paddy Griffith is a freelance military historian based in Manchester. His groundbreaking books on low-level tactics include "Forward Into Battle" (1981 and 1990), "Battle Tactics of the Civil War" (1986) and "Battle Tactics of the Western Front "(1994). He has also written extensively on wargames, and is currently active in the South Manchester Tactical Society and in the Battlefields Trust. The author lives in Manchester, UK.

1808-15: The Alleged Firepower of Wellington's Infantry
1815-1915: The Alleged Novelty of the 'Empty Battlefield' in the First World War
1916-1945: The Alleged Triumph of Armour over Infantry
1965-73: The Alleged Supremacy of Technology in Vietnam
The Recent Military Past and some Alternative Future Battle Landscapes
Glossary of Abbreviations and Technical Terms
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