Army League: minutes, correspondence, reports, 1948-12 - 1953-07
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Also includes memoranda on subjects including: the Suez Canal Zone [Egypt]; the balance between provision of military equipment and men; recruiting an army from Africa, by Julian Amery; the form of army required by Britain; comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker on the defence estimates; comments by Sir Desmond Morton on a Home Defence article by Basil Liddell-Hart; observations on contemporary Russian behaviour; the task of the British Army (with comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell); the increasing numbers of senior staff at the War Office ("Tophamper") and the review by the Templer Committee; quickening manoeuvres and gaining flexibility, by Basil Liddell-Hart; what size of army is needed, with comments by General Lindsell; the role of the army, by General Lindsell; the part played by British land forces in world defence and Britain's defence problem, by Major-General John Fuller; comments from German soldiers on the present military situation and military training; Cold War defence, with comments by Generals Tuker and Lindsell and Reginald Paget; comparisons between British and Soviet divisions, by Liddell-Hart; defence of the Middle East; Western defence, by General Martel; army requirements and army reform, by LSA.
- 1948-12 - 1953-07
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