Military Heretics: The Unorthodox in Policy and Strategy

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sailors, and airmen, and the nations they serve, if the surmises are incorrect. John Gooch and his colleagues have contributed markedly to the body of knowledge about modern military history, and they have done so in a way that seeks to put military heretics in an understanding but critical light.


NOTES
1.
Friedrich von Bernhardi, How Germany Makes War ( London, 1914), 11.
2.
Compare P. Carell, The Foxes of the Desert ( London, 1960); J. M. Fitère, Panzers en Afrique: Rommel et l'Afrikacorps ( Paris, 1980); W. Heckmann, Rommels Krieg in Afrika ( Garden City, NY, 1981); S. W. Mitcham, Rommel's Last Battle: The Desert Fox and the Normandy Campaign ( New York, 1983); S. W. Mitcham, Triumphant Fox: Erwin Rommel and the Rise of the Afrikakorps ( New York, 1984); and H. Speidel, Invasion 1944: Ein Beitrag zu Rommels und des Reichs Schicksal ( Tübingen, 1949).
3.
Compare A. J. Barker, The Vainglorious War, 1854-56 ( London, 1970); R. L. V. ffrench Blake , The Crimean War ( London, 1971); Hew Strachan, "Soldiers, Strategy, and Sebastopol," Historical Journal, 21 ( 1978), 303-25; and P. Warner, The British Cavalry ( London, 1984).
4.
Compare Byron Farwell, The Great Anglo-Boer War ( New York, 1976); T. Pakenham , The Boer War ( London, 1979); Bruce Palmer, The 25-Year War: America's Military Role in Vietnam ( Lexington, KY, 1978); Harry Summers, On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War ( San Francisco, 1982).
5.
Compare Uri Bialer, The Shadow of the Bomber: The Fear of Air Attack and British Politics, 1932-1939 ( London, 1980); R. Higham, Air Power: A Concise History, rev. ed. ( Manhattan, KS, 1984); H. M. Hyde, British Air Policy between the Wars, 1918-1939 ( London, 1976); Barry Powers, Strategy without Slide-Rule: British Air Strategy, 1914-1939 ( London, 1976); and Malcolm Smith, British Air Strategy between the Wars ( Oxford, 1984).
6.
On the argument that Japan was a "continental" Power, see A. D. Coox, Nomonhan. Japan Against Russia, 1939 ( Palo Alto, CA, 1985).
7.
See Norman Stone, The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 ( London, 1975), 232-63.
8.
See C. Barnett, The Desert Generals, new ed. ( Bloomington, IN, 1982); J. R. Colville , Wavell, Scholar and Soldier: To June 1941 ( London, 1964); and J. R. Colville, Wavell, Supreme Commander, 1941-1943 ( London, 1969).
9.
A. P. Wavell, "The Army and the Prophets," Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, 75 ( 1930), 666-75.

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