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By G. C. Peden

ISBN-10: 0521108381

ISBN-13: 9780521108386

ISBN-10: 0521867487

ISBN-13: 9780521867481

This publication integrates approach, know-how and economics and offers a brand new approach of twentieth-century army heritage and Britain's decline as a good energy. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian period to the Sixties battle used to be remodeled via a chain of recommendations, together with dreadnoughts, submarines, airplane, tanks, radar, nuclear guns and guided missiles. He exhibits that the price of those new guns tended to upward thrust extra quick than nationwide source of revenue and argues that method 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 dimension. ahead of the improvement of nuclear guns, British procedure used to be in accordance with a capability to wear out an enemy via blockade, attrition (in the 1st global struggle) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and accordingly strength rested as a lot on financial power as on armaments.

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