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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

by Williamson R. Murray, Allan R. Millett


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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

This study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s explores differences in innovating exploitation by the seven major military powers. This volume of comparative essays investigates how and why innovation occurred or did not occur, and explains much of the strategic and operative performance of the Axis and Allies in World War II.

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ISBN-13: 9780521552417
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1996
Pages: 444
Sales rank: 1,140,229
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett; 1. Armored warfare: the British, French, and German experiences Williamson Murray; 2. Assault from the sea: the development of amphibious warfare between the Wars, the American, British, and Japanese experiences Allan R. Millett; 3. Strategic bombing: the British, American and German experiences Williamson Murray; 4. Close air support: the German, British and American experiences, 1918–41 Richard R. Muller; 5. Adopting the aircraft carrier: the British, American and Japanese case studies Geoffrey Till; 6. Innovation ignored: the submarine problem, Germany, Britain and the United States, 1919–39 Holger H. Herwig; 7. From radio to radar: interwar military adaptation to technological change in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States Alan Beyerchen; 8. Innovation: past and future Williamson Murray; 9. Patterns of military innovation in the interwar period Allan R. Millett; 10. Military innovation in peacetime Barry Watts and Williamson Murray.

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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is required reading for field grade officers for their Command and General Staff College history section. Great insight on the thoughts of senior leaders between the Wars and how we (unknowingly) prepared for WW2. It can be a little dry but very informative.