Delay, failure, and, ultimately, defeat: those were the results of these 16 crucial mistakes by military and political leaders. From Hitler's postponement of the invasion of Britain, to ineptitude in the Western desert, from errors in the Battle of the Atlantic to the Japanese mistakes in the Pacific, see how an entire army's downfall can hinge on one momentous decision. A telling account of poor judgment--and of greed, arrogance, complacency, and misused manpower, even by those who tasted victory elsewhere.
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Kenneth Macksey was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War and has enjoyed a long and successful career as a miitary historian. Cassell Military Paperbacks include his THE MILITARY ERRORS OF WORLD WAR TWO.Review:
The author gives a 'top-down' view of the errors in strategy made by both the Allies and the Axis powers in key campaigns of the 2nd World War. The spectrum is wide, covering political, scientific, operational research, logistical, industrial, human as well as military considerations. He describes how and why strategies were formed, where their strengths originated and where errors came from . This gives the reader a fascinating and practical insight into the elements of success in modern warfare as well as illustrating the rewards of getting the mix right -- and the penalties for not so doing. The book is not a 'blood and thunder' account of courage on the battlefield, nor a detailed analysis of individual battles, and so may not appeal to some readers. But its strength is in putting the reader into the Commander's shoes and reviewing the important factors in winning a war, and illustrating this with major events of the 1939-45 conflict. The author grasps from the beginning the uncertainties in war and the impossibility of getting everything right. This book is therefore not an academic view but one that is both practical and realistic. --By Hector (Paris, France)
This is an interesting review of the human errors and miscalculations that the the military and their civilian masters succumbed to in World War II. It makes no distinction for nationality and the follies of the Allies are just as readily exposed as are those of Axis powers. The book is well set out with summaries conveniently placed in boxes throughout the book. --By Rf And Tm Walters "rtwalters" (London)
The author undoubtedly knows his stuff, allocates blame fairly to all sides and produces a very useful summary of Critical Flaws at the end of each chapter. --By nonglak
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Descripción Cassell & Co., New York, 1998. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: New. This is a new book with a small corner crease to rear cover. Through sixteen examples, the author shows how every high command involved in the Second World War suffered variously from unpreparedness, complacency, delay, over-confidence or plain ineptitude, among other sins. Nº de ref. de la librería 1218-8
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