First published in the year after his death in 1970, Liddell Hart's "History of the Second World War" is a classic military tome from one of the best military strategists of his generation. With his distinctive voice, he covers the most famous of all wars with seering insight and authorative knowledge of tactics and strategy. Few have attempted to condense those six bloody years into one volumne, and Liddell's Hart's achievement is a true classic now republished in the Pan Military Strategy Series. "It is a work of great length and great learning, illuminated by flashes of insight ...full of brilliant strategic analysis". (A.J.P. Taylor). "A work of art ...Liddell Hart is not simply a prophet and a critic but a historian of great rank". ("Economist").
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Sir Basil Liddell Hart was a military strategist and writer of great acclaim, and one of the world's outstanding teacher-historians. Born in Paris in 1895, he was educated at Cambridge before serving on the Western Front with the Yorkshire Light Infantry after which he was military correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and The Times. He evolved several military tactical developments including the Battle Drill system and was an early advocate of airpower and armoured forces. He lectured on strategy and tactics at staff colleges in numerous countries. His many books include biographies of several great commanders, and The Other Side of the Hill - his interview with World War II's highest-ranking German generals. His two great studies of World War I and World War II were published in 1930 and 1970 respectively, the latter in the year of his death. He was knighted in 1966.Review:
"The best book of its kind.[It is] a crisp professional critique of the strategic concepts and tactical methods of all the contending forces. Liddell Hart writes with no national bias, and is as critical of British -- and Allied -- performance as of the enemy's".-- The New Yorker
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Book Description Pan Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0330237705