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Outlines of Military Geography

Outlines of Military Geography

by T. Miller Maguire


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The Cambridge Geographical Series originated in the late nineteenth century as a means of providing introductory guides to a broad variety of topics. In this volume, which was first published in 1899, the focus is on theories and principles in military geography as they existed at the time of publication. The text is consummately researched, containing a wealth of examples from various conflicts together with numerous illustrative figures. It is also highly readable, being primarily aimed at the general reader. This is a fascinating document that will be of value to anyone with an interest in military geography, military history, and the complexities surrounding conflict.

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ISBN-13: 9781107648012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. The importance of the study of military geography; 2. The leading principles of strategy and military geography; 3. Other strategical considerations; 4. Command of the sea; 5. The strategic importance of the Mediterranean Sea; 6. The United Kingdom with regard to sea power; 7. The strategic relations of Europe with other continents; 8. Frontiers in their relation to military operations; 9. Fortification as related to military operations; 10. The principal routes of invasion, and main lines of communication; 11. European defiles and roads; 12. Historic lines of invasion; 13. Historic lines of invasion (continued); 14. Influence of climate on military operations.

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