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By G. C. Peden

ISBN-10: 0521108381

ISBN-13: 9780521108386

ISBN-10: 0521867487

ISBN-13: 9780521867481

This booklet integrates technique, expertise and economics and offers a brand new method of twentieth-century army heritage and Britain's decline as an exceptional energy. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian period to the Nineteen Sixties battle used to be remodeled by means of a sequence of ideas, together with dreadnoughts, submarines, plane, tanks, radar, nuclear guns and guided missiles. He exhibits that the price of those new guns tended to upward push extra fast than nationwide source of revenue and argues that technique needed to be tailored to take account of either the elevated efficiency of recent guns and the economy's diminishing skill to maintain defense force of a given measurement. sooner than the improvement of nuclear guns, British approach was once in accordance with a capability to wear out an enemy via blockade, attrition (in the 1st global warfare) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and for that reason strength rested as a lot on fiscal energy as on armaments.

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