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22 December 1983
Fire-Power: British Army Weapons and Theories of War 
by Shelford Bidwell and Dominick Graham.
Allen and Unwin, 327 pp., £15, August 1982, 9780049421769
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The Crucible of War: Year of Alamein 1942 
by Barrie Pitt.
Cape, 478 pp., £12.95, October 1982, 0 224 01827 2
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... exerted a truly revolutionary influence. Although this work is a joint effort, it is likely that the first part, on the First World War, was written by Professor Graham and the rest by Brigadier ShelfordBidwell. Despite some painful experiences in the South African War, the British Army still lacked a clear doctrine and a mental grasp of the nature of modern battle on the eve of the First World War ...
23 April 1987
The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War 1914-1918 
by Trevor Wilson.
Polity, 864 pp., £35, September 1986, 9780745600932
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British Strategy and War Aims 1914-1916 
by David French.
Allen and Unwin, 274 pp., £25, September 1986, 0 04 942197 2
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The Old Lie: The Great War and the Public School Ethos 
by Peter Parker.
Constable, 319 pp., £15, March 1987, 0 09 466980 5
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... after the Second World War by the defenders and detractors of Douglas Haig: arguments which for fifty years produced a great deal more heat than light. Only a few works by quiet specialists like ShelfordBidwell and T.H. Travers indicated the true problems and achievements of the commanders on the Western Front. Over naval affairs the exchanges of heavy fire between Arthur Marder and Stephen Roskill ...

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