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By Dudley Pope

ISBN-10: 0755104382

ISBN-13: 9780755104383

Charles II returns from exile bringing with him unease to the Spanish major. during this vibrant description of seventeenth-century buccaneers, Ned Yorke, the chief and hero of the swashbuckling band are depended upon for the defence of Jamaica, battling with captured Spanish weapons. bold raids at the Spanish appear inevitable, as Yorke units out at the excessive seas to far-off adventures on behalf of the King and his personal honour.

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The taking of a few isles in the Bay of Riga through an amphibious operation,33 the countering of the Kerensky Offensive in summer 1917, and the combined offensive in northern Italy with a breakthrough of more than 80 miles showed what strategic and tactical flexibility the war in the East and West demanded of soldiers and commanders. Last hope Operation Michael : break-in but no breakthrough The year 1917 had proved to be one of change. The Western Front had become unstable as a result of the British and French offensives, but it still held.

Thanks to a combination of meticulous preparation and the trained manpower provided by the Special Reserve, this process was an extraordinarily smooth one. Within a week, the lion’s share of this gargantuan exercise in administration and logistics had been completed, and many elements of the Expeditionary Force were already embarked on the ships that would take them to the Continent. Soon thereafter, the great task was complete, and the Special Reserve took up its principle wartime duty of training the men (and, in some corps, the horses) needed to keep the Expeditionary Force up to strength.

It was Moltke the Elder who shaped operational thinking before 1890. After 1890 his successor as Chief of the General Staff of the Army, Alfred Graf von Schlieffen (1833–1913) was as influential as Moltke had been. 12 This predicted war against two land powers would be condemned to failure if fought defensively and would only have a chance of success if fought offensively. The key to this continued to be the decisive battle,13 brought about through an offensive designed to destroy the adversary psychologically and morally.

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