Cormorant Security Studies Series

The Challenges of High Command

The British Experience

Editors: Sheffield, G., Till, G. (Eds.)

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The command and control of military operations is a difficult art. The Challenges of High Command explores British ideas of how this should be done and, with the guidance of some of Britain's leading military historians, looks at the practicalities of British experience in the First and Second World Wars. The contributors cast new light on themes as diverse as the trench warfare of the First World War, the conduct of the Gallipoli and Norway campaigns, and the command performance of Bomber Harris and Bill Slim. The Challenges of High Command concludes with a major review of how military operations should be conducted in the new political and technological conditions of today and includes an informal and frank commentary by General Sir Mike Jackson on his experience in Bosnia and Kosovo.

About the authors

DUNCAN ANDERSON Head of Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK ANDREW GORDON Reader, Defence Studies Department, King's College London, Joint Services Command and Staff College STUART GORDON Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence and International Affairs, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK CHRISTINA GOULTER Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King's College London, Joint Services Command and Staff College DAVID HALL Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King's College London, Joint Services Command and Staff College MIKE JACKSON Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces NIGEL DE LEE Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK ROBERT LYMAN Former British Army Officer MUNGO MELVIN Chief Engineer, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps STUART PEACH Commandant, UK Air Warfare Centre

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Challenges of High Command in the Twentieth Century

    Sheffield, Gary

    Pages 1-12

  • British High Command in the First World War: An Overview

    Sheffield, Gary

    Pages 15-25

  • Ratcatchers and Regulators at the Battle of Jutland

    Gordon, Andrew

    Pages 26-33

  • The Gallipoli Campaign: Command Performances

    Till, Geoffrey

    Pages 34-56

  • Scandinavian Disaster: Allied Failure in Norway in 1940

    Lee, Nigel

    Pages 59-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenges of High Command
Book Subtitle
The British Experience
Editors
  • G. Sheffield
  • G. Till
Series Title
Cormorant Security Studies Series
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50535-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230505353
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-80438-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42234-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 216
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