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War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century

If you are a history enthusiast or a military buff, this book is a must-read for you.  This guide offers a detailed analysis of major conflicts and military strategies throughout the century which has offered us the most (and the most relevant) material to examine.  From World War I to the Gulf War, this book covers it all, offering a detailed examination of the pivotal moments and surprisingly novel perspectives in war and warfare. What did navies actually achieve? Did aircraft revolutionise warfare? How were the two World Wars actually won? Indeed what do winning and losing actually mean in relation to war? ‘War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century’ will make you think long and hard about what you thought you knew about war and warfare.


Publication date: c. August 2024

hardback: 9781912440566

paperback: 9781912440573

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War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century

  • Introduction

    1. 1900-1914

    2. The First World War: Strategy

    3. The First World War: Campaigns and Operations

    4. The First World War: Tactics

    5. 1918-1939

    6. The Second World War: Strategy

    7. The Second World War: Campaigns and Operations

    8. The Second World War: Tactics

    9. 1945-1975

    10. 1975-1999

    11. Conventional Land Warfare

    12. Irregular Warfare

    13. Aerial Warfare

    14. Warfare at Sea

    15. War and Warfare in the Twentieth Century

  • Jim Storr was an infantry officer in the British Army for 25 years. He served in the headquarters of British Forces Falklands Islands, the 1st Infantry Brigade (The United Kingdom Mobile Force), and United States European Command; in the British Army of the Rhine (three times), Northern Ireland, Canada and Cyprus. He gained a doctorate for considering the nature of military thought; planned the introduction of battlefield digital systems; and wrote high-level doctrine.

    In his second career he has consulted to international tech and oil companies; been a professor of war studies, and taught human factors at Oxford University. ‘War and Warfare’ is his sixth book.

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