Land Combat

From World War I to the Present Day

Since 1914 the art and increasingly science of warfare has become ever deadlier. Tanks have become more mobile and more protected, artillery has come to dominate battlefields and even ordinary infantrymen are now equipped with body armour and lightweight fully automatic weapons, usually fitted with magnifying scopes. Les mer
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Since 1914 the art and increasingly science of warfare has become ever deadlier. Tanks have become more mobile and more protected, artillery has come to dominate battlefields and even ordinary infantrymen are now equipped with body armour and lightweight fully automatic weapons, usually fitted with magnifying scopes. Containing full-colour artworks and action photographs, Land Combat is a comprehensive guide to how wars have been fought since the outbreak of World War I. All of the most famous wars and campaigns are featured, from the Western Front to the Blitzkrieg, the Arab-Israeli wars and Vietnam, up to the Gulf and the present day. Land Combat is an authoritative guide to the development of the fighting techniques used on the battlefield from 1914 to today.

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Part 1: The Industrial Age (1900-1945)
Introduction
The State of Play - Warfare at the Turn of the Century
Armies in 1900
Lessons from the Last Major Wars (ACW, Franco-Prussian War)
Colonial Warfare
The First World War
Unassailable Positions (1914-1917)
Manoeuvring to Stalemate (1914)
Trenches, Wire and Conscription
Breaking the Great Fortress - Gas, Artillery and Mines
The Return of Manoeuvre (1918)
Tanks, Stormtroopers and New Tactics
Operations In Other Theatres
Armoured Cars in Russia
Minor and Irregular Forces in Africa
The Inter-War Years
Lessons Learned
The Spanish Civil War
The Second World War in Europe
The Apotheosis of Armour
The Fall of Poland
Air-Land Operations in France
Desperate Measures, Home Guards and Partisans
Finland/Winter War
Preparations to Defend Britain from Invasion
Resistance in France and Other Nations
Assault on Russia
Operation Barbarossa
The Shape of Things to Come: Stalingrad 42-43
The Greatest Tank Battle: Kursk 1943
Germany On The Defensive
The Normandy Landings
The Liberation of France and the Low Countries
The Russian Advance
Breaking the Westwall
The Defence of Berlin
War in the East
The Red Sun Rising
Sino-Japanese Conflict
Japanese Conquests up to 1941
The Fall of Singapore
War in the Jungle
Pacific Islands Campaigns
The Defence of India
Island Hopping
The Final Days
Preparations for the Invasion of the Japanese Mainland
The Dawn of the Nuclear Age
The Future of Land Warfare in 1945
Part 2: The Nuclear Era (1945-1999) Introduction
The Aftermath of World War Two
Political and Strategic Considerations
The Cold War and Its Effect On Strategic Planning
The Nuclear Option
Revolution, Insurrection and Civil War
Civil War in China
The Mau Mau Uprising
Civil War in Congo
Revolution in Cuba
Civil War in Nigeria
Civil War in Ethiopia
Northern Ireland
The Resurgence of Conventional Conflict
The Korean War
The Suez Invasion
The Six-Day War Indo-Pakistani Conflict
The Yom Kippur War
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Iran-Iraq War
The Falklands War
Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
The First Gulf War
Brushfire Wars
Malaya
The British Retreat from Empire
US Involvement in Vietnam
Somalia
The Balkan Conflict
Chechnya
The Complex Battlespace
Warfare at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Index

Om forfatteren

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer and editor specializing in military and defence topics. His published works deal with subjects ranging from naval weapons systems and precision-guided weapons to personal security. He is an expert on asymmetric and non- conventional warfare and has addressed several international conferences on these subjects.