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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

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This study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s explores differences in innovating exploitation by the seven major military powers. This volume of comparative essays investigates how and why innovation occurred or did not occur, and explains much of the strategic and operative performance of the Axis and Allies in World War II.
Hardcover, 444 pages
Published August 28th 1996 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1996)
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Roger Burk
Anyone concerned about military innovation, and with an historical turn of mind, should read this insightful book. It discusses the successes and failures in Britain, the US, Germany, the USSR, Japan, and France of various kinds of innovation between World Wars I and II: in armored warfare, close air support, strategic bombing, radar, amphibious warfare, and other areas. It provides many lessons for the present, when another transformation in warfare seems to be underway. Notably, it concludes t ...more
William
Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millet’s Military Innovation in the Interwar Period is an edited collection of chapters on the response by the military institutions of major world powers to technological and tactical innovations over a twenty year period between the world wars. The multinational comparative collection is comprised of a brief introduction written by Murray and Millet, followed by ten topical chapters – armored warfare, amphibious warfare, strategic bombing, close air support, airp ...more
Geoventuring Watershed-marshal
Found this to be a vital resource for understanding context of U.S. Navy "Code Breaking" & fast fleet oiler/tanker UNderway REPlenishment (UNREP) innovations ...

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