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British Strategy in World War II: Traditional, Evolutionary, and 'Ad Hoc'.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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British strategy in World War 2 and in previous wars has generally been assessed either within the context of a traditional maritime strategy or as a piecemeal adaptation to existing circumstances. Generally neglected in these relatively extreme views is the evoluntary nature of British strategy. An analysis of British war-making from the Elizabethan period to World War II shows that the British, by necessity, became more involved in continental fighting as the scope and intensity of land warfare gradually increased. Continental and maritime strategies were mixed and though they were sometimes in conflict, the mix was generally in step with the evolution of warfare and British national interests. Modified author abstract
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