By Williamson Murray
Nice ebook. sincerely breaks down and covers each element of worldwide conflict . covers themes completely. nice ebook for an individual drawn to WWII.
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Japanese doctrine stressed night operations, inﬁltration, ambushes, sniping, camouﬂage, ﬁeld fortiﬁcations, and advantageous use of terrain. Although their tactics were simple, Japanese commanders sought surprise with high-risk schemes of maneuver. Such training made the Japanese formidable foes when on the defensive, but vulnerable when on the attack. Since the army did not encourage initiative at lower levels, plans that went awry stayed ﬁxed in error and became lethal. Operations proceeded on a logistical shoestring and with few provisions for reserves.
The most serious problem was tank design, which stressed Blitz (that is, speed for its own sake) rather than Krieg (effectiveness in combat). In good cavalry fashion, the armored force, created in 1940, emphasized exploitation and envelopment and minimized tank-infantry teamwork in pitched battle, a costly omission. Maneuvers conducted throughout the American South in 1940 and 1941 resulted in several promising developments. The army learned that it needed more robust radio communications for every element, down to the infantry platoon.
Consequently, naval pilots ﬂoated between the two services in an uneasy limbo which prevented the emergence of admirals with direct knowledge of air power, and carrier aviation in Britain never received the conceptual push from naval thinkers that was occurring in the United States. S. Navy. Nevertheless, if the Royal Navy in the interwar period did not prepare itself to meet the U-boat or aircraft challenges of the upcoming conﬂict, it did an outstanding job of training the next war’s leaders in the traditions of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Royal navies.
A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War by Williamson Murray