Rediscovering Irregular Warfare

Rediscovering Irregular Warfare

Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies’ victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that ...

Author: A. R. B. Linderman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806155197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), which conducted sabotage campaigns and supported resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe and in Asia, is often described as Winston Churchill’s brainchild. But as A. R. B. Linderman reveals in this engrossing history, the real genius behind Britain’s clandestine warriors was Colin Gubbins, a British officer who forged the SOE by drawing on lessons learned in irregular conflicts around the world. Following Gubbins through operations he studied and participated in, Linderman maps the evolution of the SOE from its origins to its doctrine to its becoming a critical institution. Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies’ victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that Britain entered World War II with no prior knowledge of or experience with underground warfare, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare tells us otherwise. Linderman finds ample precedent in the clearly documented work of Gubbins and his fellow clandestine organizers. He traces Gubbins’s career from 1914 through World War I and such irregular conflicts as the Allied intervention in Russia, the Irish Revolution, and conflicts in British India. To these firsthand experiences, Gubbins added the insights of colleagues who had served with him and in Iraq, as well as what he learned from the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Arab Revolt led by T. E. Lawrence, the German guerrilla war in East Africa, the revolt in Palestine between the world wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two booklets that Gubbins wrote based on his accumulated knowledge offered the first synthesis of British unconventional warfare doctrine: practical guides that emphasized the centrality of local populations; the collection, protection, and use of intelligence; the necessity of cooperating with conventional forces; and the use of speed, surprise, and escape in ambush operations. In 1940, when Gubbins joined the newly created SOE, the experience and know-how codified in his guides formed the basis of Britain’s approach to irregular warfare. The history of the SOE’s doctrinal origins is Colin Gubbins’s story. By telling that story, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare amplifies and clarifies our understanding of the Second World War—and of doctrines of unconventional warfare in the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rediscovering E R Dodds

Rediscovering E  R  Dodds

The two irregular Congrès that took place during this period, at Lund in 1929 and
Brussels in 1935, illustrate the raw ... This was the first Congrès since the
disruption of the War (there should have been meetings in 1916, 1920, 1924, and
 ...

Author: Christopher Stray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198777366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Rediscovering E. R. Dodds offers the first comprehensive assessment of a remarkable classical scholar, who was also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture, the friend of Auden and MacNeice. Dodds was born in Northern Ireland, but made his name as Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1936 to 1960, succeeding Gilbert Murray. Before this he taught at Reading and Birmingham, was active in the Association of University Teachers, or AUT (of which he became president), and brought an outsider's perspective to the comfortable and introspective world of Oxford. His famous book The Greeks and the Irrational (1951) remains one of the most distinguished and visionary works of scholarship of its time, though much less well-known is his long and influential involvement with psychic research and his work for the reconstruction of German education after the Second World War. The contributions to this volume seek to shed light on these less explored areas of Dodds' life and his significance as perhaps the last classicist to play a significant role in British literary culture, as well as examining his work across different areas of scholarship, notably Greek tragedy. A group of memoirs - one by his pupil and former literary executor, Donald Russell, and three by younger friends who knew, visited, and looked after Dodds in his last years - complement this portrait of the influential scholar and poet, offering a glimpse of the man behind the legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lawrence of Arabia on War

Lawrence of Arabia on War

2 A. R. B. Linderman, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare: Colin Gubbins and the
Origins of Britain's Special Operations Executive (Norman, OK: University of
Oklahoma Press, 2016), p. 16. 3 Entry 3/2/57, Gubbins papers, IWM, cited in
Linderman ...

Author: Robert Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472834881

Category: History

Page: 256

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One hundred years ago, Captain Lawrence and an unlikely band of Arab irregulars captured the strategic port of Aqaba after an epic journey through waterless tracts of desert. Their attacks on railways during the Great War are well known and have become the stuff of legend, but while Lawrence himself has been the subject of fascinating biographies, as well as an award-winning film, the context of his war in the desert, and his ideas on war itself, are less well-known. This new title offers a high-paced evaluation of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia' and the British military operations in the Near East, revising and adding to conventional narratives in order to tell the full story of this influential figure, as well as the Ottoman-Turkish perspective, and the Arabs' position, within the context of the war. It is also a study of warfare and the manner in which Lawrence and others made their assessments of what was changing, what was distinctive, and what was unique to the desert environment. This book sets Lawrence in context, examines the peace settlement he participated in, and describes how Lawrence's legacy has informed and inspired those partnering and mentoring local forces to the present day.
Categories: History

Mavericks of War

Mavericks of War

The Unconventional, Unorthodox Innovators and Thinkers, Scholars, and
Outsiders Who Mastered the Art of War Jason Ridler ... See A. R. B. Linderman,
Rediscovering Irregular Warfare: Colin Gubbins and the Origins of Britains
Special ...

Author: Jason Ridler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811767767

Category: History

Page: 344

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During World War I, Oxford-trained archeologist Lawrence of Arabia used his knowledge of the Middle East to help organize the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. In this entertaining and insightful book, Jason Ridler profiles the intellectuals, outsiders, and eccentrics who followed in Lawrence’s footsteps across the next hundred years of warfare and who relied on creativity, curiosity, and outside-the-box thinking to shape battlefields from World War II and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. They were Ivy Leaguers and Oxford scholars, anthropologists and archeologists, an ad executive, an international activist, a Peace Corps veteran, an émigré journalist (and former teenage member of the French Resistance), a diplomat—mavericks and oddballs, men and women—who, not always heralded or heeded and sometimes hated, challenged traditional military thought and helped win wars, secure peace, and change the face of modern war.
Categories: History

Rediscovering Bose and Indian National Army

Rediscovering Bose and Indian National Army

Lack of Training : The native troops were ill - trained , illequipped and lacked
fighting potential to face intensive warfare . They were composed of some
mutineers but more irregular and voluntary forces without adequate training ,
tactics and ...

Author: R. P. Singh

Publisher: Manas

ISBN: UOM:39015052356907

Category: India

Page: 398

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The Book Deals With A Series Of Armed Invasions On Indian Subcontinent And Eventually The Emergence Of British Rule In India. The Security Of India Was Endangered From The Eastern Frontier. The Japanese Made A Common Cause With German- Italian Axis In 1940. When Singapore Fell On 15 February, 1942, Some 85,000 Men Surrendered To The Japanese. Of These, Nearly 60,000 Were Indian Soldiers. It Led To The Emergence Of The Indian National Army (Ina). The Force Was Initially Raised And Organised By Captain Mohan Singh. Some Differences Cropped Up With The Japanese On The Operational Role Of Ina. He Was Arrested And Search Started For A New Leader. It Was Decided By Indian Independence League And Some Other Political Organisations In South-East Asia To Call Subhash Chandra Bose - The Legendary Leader From Germany. Two Indian Divisions Were Raised To Fight Against The British Forces And Their Role Remained Secret Affairs . When Japanese Started Withdrawing In View Of American Decision To Drop The Atom Bomb, Ina Forces Had To Withdraw And Large Number Of Officers Captured And Repatriated To Delhi For Trial By Court-Martial. The Implication Of These Trials Proved To Be Dangerous As It Jolted The British Administration.
Categories: India

Rediscovering Bhutan

Rediscovering Bhutan

At that time a civil war was going on in Bhutan . The Bhutanese ... Meanwhile ,
73rd Regiment of Native Infantry , detachments of 17th Irregular Cavalry , a
detachment of 2nd Assam Light Infantry were deployed in the area to Chapter 3
11 . 1 .

Author: M. N. Gulati

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052980185

Category: Bhutan

Page: 415

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In ancient times, Bhutan was a Indian kingdom, and like mots Hindus of that period, the inhabitants of Bhotana were also worshipers of Lord Shiva.
Categories: Bhutan

Rediscovering South America

Rediscovering South America

The town is roughly paved with irregular stones rather than cobbles , worn glass
smooth , though some streets are now ... In short , living and earning conditions
are such that there is almost a clamor on the part of the masses for a new war , so
 ...

Author: Harry Alverson Franck

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B721869

Category: South America

Page: 453

View: 576

This book describes the author's random wanderings from Panama to Patagonia and back, reviewing a continent the author covered, mainly on foot, a generation ago.
Categories: South America

Rediscovering Armenia

Rediscovering Armenia

... of a village priest in Nakhichevan , led an Armenian band fighting alongside
the Bulgarians in the 1912 First Balkan War . ... In the 1919 - 21 battles for
Armenian independence , Nzhdeh led the Armenian irregular forces in Zangezur
( now S ...

Author: John Brady Kiesling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054273639

Category: Armenia

Page: 86

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Categories: Armenia

Iraq Uncensored

Iraq Uncensored

The US military ' s role in irregular warfare cannot be wished or willed away , and
the army has a responsibility to prepare itself to fulfill that role as ... Rediscovering
the Real Lessons of Vietnam Bernard I . Finel IRAQ UNCENSORED 51.

Author: James M. Ludes

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015084105223

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 411

Brief essays on the Iraq War from a variety of American points of view discuss planning for and conducting the war, its effects on the country, foreign policy, and the Defense Department, and the lessons that the United States learned.
Categories: Political Science

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Rediscovering our baptism . Sherrard , Henry Dane , p . 4430A Church - state
relations ... 4529A Civil War The uncivil war : Irregular warfare in the Upper South
, 1861 – 1865 . Mackey , Robert Russell , p . 4518A Civility A social history of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110578866

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Herbicidal Warfare

Herbicidal Warfare

While MACV was rediscovering the lessons of previous “ forest fire ” experiments
, the spray planes were beginning to ... repainting of all combat aircraft in a
camouflage scheme of mottled browns , greens , and yellows in irregular patterns
.

Author: Paul Frederick Cecil

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015013345304

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 759

In 1961, the United States Air Force began using chemical herbicides as a weapon in South-east Asia. The tactic lasted only ten years, but the controversy it provoked continues to this day. Criticisms range from the charge that the herbicides did irreparable damage to the Asian environment to the recent "Agent Orange" lawsuits claiming that the chemicals have caused U.S. servicemen and their children physical and mental impairments. While much attention has been given to these claims, little light has been cast on the actual history of the herbicidal operation, code-named RANCH HAND. This book is the history of this unique aviation mission, from its conception to its termination. It describes how the operation dispensed over 11 million gallons of chemicals over Southeast Asian jungles and croplands while flying unarmed, obsolescent aircraft at tree-top level. Based on the author's own experiences, hundreds of interviews with RANCH HAND veterans, and careful research of declassified primary sources, this book provides a comprehensive and in-depth view of the men who flew the missions and their role in the events in Southeast Asia. It also reviews the scientific reaction to herbicidal warfare and hoe the controversy that ensued eventually caused the cancellation of the operation. -- from Book Jacket.
Categories: History

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance

An anonymous Republican politicians as the War Power , implies , as far as it
writer furnishes the only possible excuse for the General by ... by success would
have enabled him to cut the enemy's line in custom and common sense to the
districts which the irregular two . ... The accession of several Democratic
Governors THE Greeks are rediscovering for themselves , in conformity to office
will encourage ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112084976304

Category:

Page:

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

An anonymous Republican politicians as the War Power , implies , as far as it
writer furnishes the only possible excuse for the General by ... by success would
have enabled him to cut the enemy's line in custom and common sense to the
districts which the irregular two . ... The next despatches from New York may
probably bring imGREECE THE Greeks are rediscovering for themselves , in
conformity to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119140338

Category:

Page:

View: 750

Categories:

Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064551503

Category: Arts

Page:

View: 781

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Categories: Arts

Reenacting Galileo s Experiments

Reenacting Galileo s Experiments

Rediscovering the Techniques of Seventeenth-century Science Paolo Palmieri ...
5 mm in diameter , though diameter varies and is irregular along the string ,
especially for hemp strings ) . ... a few historic musket bullets , relics of the English
Civil War , and noticed that they tend to be rather irregular both in size and weight
.

Author: Paolo Palmieri

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080845780

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This book explores the innovation methodology---experimental philosophy of Galileo. The author's own methodology consists of identifying framework of dependencies that bond texts within broader traditions and in articulating the consequences of assumption in rendering texts meaningful to historical actors.
Categories: Science

The Concept

The Concept

... mobilising towns and villages to feed and clothe the irregular forces means that
the daily cost of running the war is not great -- and may even be reduced ... Iran is
rediscovering that its industry is heavily dependent on imported raw materials.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072469201

Category: Islam

Page:

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Categories: Islam

Arkansas Libraries

Arkansas Libraries

Sisters , Seeds , and Cedars : Rediscovering Nineteenth - Century Life Through
Correspondence in Rural Arkansas ... Yet , of the over just a narrative of facts and
dates 200 illustrations there is only an pertaining to politics and wars ... Finally ,
HULL , CLIFTON and WILLIAM POLLARD The Dardanelle & Russellville
Railroad companies and numerous southern letters provided historians with a
irregular ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081496880

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

Rediscovering Japanese Space

Rediscovering Japanese Space

which had been veiled for so many of us for years by both the noble mysteries of
Zen and the filters of war . ... On the one hand it has led to the development of
irregular and ambiguous forms of expression and to the dissolution of the plan ;
on ...

Author: Kishō Kurokawa

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015014093986

Category: Architects

Page: 128

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Categories: Architects