Liddell Hart


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Liddell Hart

Sir Basil Henry. 1895--1970, British military strategist and historian: he advocated the development of mechanized warfare before World War II
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Today, Liddell Hart would probably encourage the West to concentrate its efforts on helping the Kurdish fighters in the Middle East and aiding Ukraine's government in Eastern Europe.
Basil Liddell Hart, "Age-old Truths of War," March 9, 1942, LH 11/1942/70, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London.
As Liddell Hart wrote, "Camouflaged history not only conceals faults and deficiencies that could otherwise be remedied, but engenders false confidence--and false confidence underlies most of the failures that military history records.
Asi mismo, Liddell Hart sostuvo que lo que habia predominado hasta el momento como objetivo, la destruccion de las fuerzas enemigas, era "falso" y que ello solo constituia un medio hacia un fin.
One of history's moments recalls Sir Anthony Eden calling back Henry Liddell Hart after Hart had submitted his fifth plan to address what Britain calls the Suez Crisis in 1956.
In the first chapter of his 'Strategy, the indirect approach', Liddell Hart says: "More and more clearly has the fact emerged that a direct approach to one's mental object, or physical objective, along the 'line of natural expectation' for the opponent, has ever tended to, and usually produced negative results.
Despite references to the maritime theories of Julian Corbett and Alfred Mahan, Hugh Trenchard's air doctrines, and the armoured warfare studies of Basil Liddell Hart and J.
Among the collections stored there is that of military historian Sir Basil Liddell Hart.
Liddell Hart, "Why We Don't Learn From History" (London, 1946)
British strategist Basil Liddell Hart wrote: "History attests that loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war.
Teaching new skills is easy; however, as Sir Basil Liddell Hart stated in Thoughts on War, ".
But MI5 files released to the National Archives in Kew, west London, reveal that not only were the details discovered by Captain Basil Liddell Hart, but he began bragging about them around London.