Автор: J. F. C. Fuller Название: The Second World War, 1939-45: A Strategical And Tactical History Издательство: Da Capo Press Год: 1993 ISBN: 978-0306805066 Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 38,3 mb Страниц: 432
This book is, as the title suggests, a Strategical and Tactical, not Political, history of the Second World War; and it accomplishes this task magnificently. Fuller analyzes both theaters of operations in terms of initiative and resources giving invaluable, and relatively unbiased, insights into successes and failures at all levels of warfare, then integrating the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, demonstating how they affected each other and how they lead to the ultimate results of the operations, campaigns, and war itself. No military studies or modern military history library is complete without this work, which contains analyses that are essential to an understanding of the Second World War from a military perspective.
Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD IMPRESSION PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (abridged)
I. BACKGROUND OF THE WAR (1) Immediate Causes of the War—(2) Aims of the Belligerents—(3) Strategical Framework—(4) Tactical Theories —(5) Forms of Attack and Defence
II. GERMAN INITIATIVE, ITS INITIAL SUCCESSES AND FAILURE (1) The Overthrow of Poland— (2) The Russo-Finnish Campaign—(3) The Norwegian Campaign—(4) The Collapse of Holland and Belgium— (5) The Fall of France—(6) The Battle of Britain
III. CHANGE OF THE GERMAN LINE OF OPERATIONS (1) The First and Second Libyan Campaigns—(2) The Conquest of Abyssinia—(3) The Conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece—(4) The Third Libyan Campaign—(5) The Air Assault on Crete—(6) The Invasion of Russia
IV. JAPANESE INITIATIVE, ITS INITIAL SUCCESSES AND FAILURE (1) Strategical Conditions—(2) Surprise of Pearl Harbour and the Philippines Campaign—(3) The Malayan Campaign and the Fall of Singapore—(4) The Campaigns in Burma and the Dutch East Indies—(5) Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway Island
V. LOSS OF GERMAN INITIATIVE (1) The Fourth Libyan Campaign—(2) The Fifth Libyan Campaign—(3) The Sixth Libyan Campaign—(4) The Russian 1941-1942 Winter Counter-Offensive—(5) The German 1942 Summer Campaign in Russia
VI. LOSS OF JAPANESE INITIATIVE (1) The Allied Strategical Problems— (2) The Guadalcanal and Papua Campaigns—(3) The Rabaul Campaign and the Conquest of New Guinea—(4) The Central Pacific Campaign—(5) The Aleutian Islands Campaign—(6) Defensive and Counter-Defensive in Burma, 1942-1944—(7) The Meaning of Air Power
VII. ESTABLISHMENT OF ALLIED INITIATIVE IN THE WEST (1) The Strategic Bombing of Germany, 1940-1944—(2) The Battle of El Alamein and the Pursuit to Tripoli—(3) The Invasion of North Africa and the Conquest of Tunisia— (4) The Catastrophe of Stalingrad and the German 1942-1943 Winter Retreat
ѴIII. INITIATIVE OF THE TWO FRONTS (1) The Conquest of Sicily—(2) The Invasion of Italy— (3) The Russian Summer and Autumn Campaigns of 1943 —(4) The Russian Winter and Spring Campaigns of 1944— (5) The Allied Invasion of Normandy—(6) The Russian 1944 Summer Campaigns—(7) The Strategic Bombing of Germany, 1944-1945—(8) The Advent of the Flying Bomb and Long-range Rocket
IX. CONSUMMATION OF ALLIED INITIATIVE IN EUROPE (1) The Invasion of Southern France and the War in ltaly— (2) The Re-Conquest of France—(3) The Russian 1944 Autumn Campaigns—(4) The Battles of the German Western Frontier—(5) The Russian 1945 Winter and Spring Campaigns—(6) The Conquest of Germany
X. CONSUMMATION OF ALLIED INITIATIVE IN THE PACIFIC (1) The Re-Conquest of Burma—(2) The Re-Conquest of the Philippines—(3) The Assault on the Outworks of Japan —(4) The Strategic Bombing of Japan, 1943-1945—(5) The Atomic Bomb and the Surrender of Japan
XI. FOREGROUND OF THE WAR (1) Policy and War—(2) Morality and War—(3) Science and War