By G. C. Peden

This e-book integrates technique, expertise and economics and provides a brand new approach of twentieth-century army historical past and Britain's decline as an excellent energy. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian period to the Sixties conflict used to be remodeled through a chain of thoughts, together with dreadnoughts, submarines, plane, tanks, radar, nuclear guns and guided missiles. He indicates that the price of those new guns tended to upward thrust extra fast than nationwide source of revenue and argues that procedure needed to be tailored to take account of either the elevated efficiency of recent guns and the economy's diminishing skill to maintain militia of a given dimension. sooner than the improvement of nuclear guns, British process used to be in accordance with a capability to wear out an enemy via blockade, attrition (in the 1st global struggle) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and for that reason energy rested as a lot on monetary power as on armaments.

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