Arms, Economics and British Strategy: From Dreadnoughts to by G. C. Peden

By G. C. Peden

This publication integrates technique, know-how and economics and provides a brand new means of twentieth-century army background and Britain's decline as a very good strength. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian period to the Nineteen Sixties battle used to be remodeled through a sequence of concepts, together with dreadnoughts, submarines, airplane, tanks, radar, nuclear guns and guided missiles. He indicates that the price of those new guns tended to upward thrust extra fast than nationwide source of revenue and argues that procedure needed to be tailored to take account of either the elevated efficiency of latest guns and the economy's diminishing skill to maintain military of a given measurement. ahead of the improvement of nuclear guns, British process was once in accordance with a capability to wear out an enemy via blockade, attrition (in the 1st international struggle) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and hence strength rested as a lot on financial power as on armaments.

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