Churchill, munitions, and mechanical warfare : the politics of supply and strategy / Eugene Edward Beiriger.

Author
Beiriger, Eugene Edward, 1958- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : P. Lang, ©1997.
Description
xiii, 188 pages ; 24 cm.

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  • This study examines the development of Churchill's strategic thought and administrative actions in the last years of the First World War. As Minister of Munitions, Churchill's greatest contribution to the war effort was his comprehensive approach to the supply and strategy of mechanical warfare, trench mortars, tanks, and airplanes. His penchant for details allowed him to offer technical and tactical appreciations that challenged traditional military thought.
  • The Ministry of Munitions, under Churchill, became a vehicle for war direction.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-183) and index.
Contents
  • Foreword / Bentley Brinkerhoff Gilbert
  • I. Introduction: Lloyd George, Churchill, and the Ministry of Munitions
  • II. The Development of Churchill's Strategic Thought: May 1915 to May 1917
  • III. Churchill's Appointment as Minister of Munitions
  • IV. Shipping, Steel, and Supply
  • V. Churchill and Mechanical Warfare
  • VI. Churchill's Winter Campaign: November 1917 to March 1918
  • VII. The Exigencies of War: Munitions Supply During the German Offensive and the Allied Counteroffensive
  • VIII. Conclusion: The Unfought Campaign.
ISBN
  • 0820433144 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780820433141 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
97013088
OCLC
36713158
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