'There are two thousand years of experience to tell us that the only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind is to get an old idea out.' (B H Liddell Hart
Meilinger's main argument rests upon Liddell Hart
's warfare theory of the indirect approach in bypassing an enemy's strengths and striking the enemy's vulnerabilities.
, the great British soldier, historian, scholar and theorist, determined that the objective of any war is 'to create a better state of peace'.
This is why Liddell Hart
wrote extensively on the indirect approach.
, rightly described as "giants of British strategic thought." Also discussed are the works of other strategists, notably Henry Antony Sargeaunt and Geoffrey West.
Fuller and Basil Liddell Hart
or the soviet invention of operational art.
promoted measuring a victory on the quality of the peace that follows.
's strategy of the indirect approach and Sun Tzu's acme of generalship.
, reflecting on his World War I experiences, insisted on the foolhardiness of direct attacks on an entrenched enemy.
BEATLES memorabilia, the Everyman Theatre's archive and the Liddell Hart
fashion collection will be shown for the first time when Liverpool John Moores University opens its archives during Heritage Open Days next month.
"The horror of men being And then there was the novelist, Captain Basil Liddell Hart
, who served briefly on the western front, whose unsparing eviscerations of the Generals' tactics and heart-lessness appeared to seal its fate.
Perhaps the ultimate aim was wrong and he instead should do as Liddell Hart
suggested a few weeks after Dieppe: "Any wise statesman should be disposed to consider the possibility of ending the war by agreement." (29) Or maybe the means were wrong.