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The Foundations of the Science of War

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A Military Classic Reprint

This is a compilation of material presented by Fuller when he was chief instructor, Staff College, Camberley. Dating from 1926, it is the culmination of his theoretical writings and an early attempt to fit mechanization into the fabric of European warfare. In this work, Fuller presents a comprehensive theory of war. While it does not reach the he
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by www.Militarybookshop.Co.UK (first published 1926)
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Nate Huston
Aug 26, 2012 Nate Huston rated it really liked it
Clearly, JFC Fuller was a crazy person. And honestly, his threefold order of everything is a stretch, but not as much as everyone thinks. If you take it as a model rather than a theory, I think it has value. Two opposite extremes connected through their relationship - mind, body spirit; knowledge, belief, faith; you get the idea. Each has a pressure, resistance and control force and, in the context of the conditions, these forces interact to produce results. The wise man perceives the conditions ...more
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The 3 fold order... Fuller took an interesting way to form his logic train to get people to buy into his thoughts on war. At the heart of the book, the effort that J.F.C. Fuller is trying to push is the continued study of war based on scientific principles. At the end of the day, his thoughts on the Principles of War and Law of Economy of force are very evident in the military today! I thought it was a great book!
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Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO was a British Army officer (1899–1933), military historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare.

Fuller was also an early disciple of English poet and magician Aleister Crowley and was very familiar with his, and other forms of, magick and mysticism.
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