Arms, Economics and British Strategy: From Dreadnoughts to by G. C. Peden PDF

By G. C. Peden

This ebook integrates process, expertise and economics and provides a brand new approach of twentieth-century army background and Britain's decline as a superb energy. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian period to the Sixties struggle was once reworked by means of a sequence of recommendations, together with dreadnoughts, submarines, plane, tanks, radar, nuclear guns and guided missiles. He indicates that the price of those new guns tended to upward push extra fast than nationwide source of revenue and argues that technique needed to be tailored to take account of either the elevated efficiency of latest guns and the economy's diminishing skill to maintain defense force of a given dimension. sooner than the improvement of nuclear guns, British approach used to be according to a capability to wear out an enemy via blockade, attrition (in the 1st international conflict) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and hence strength rested as a lot on fiscal power as on armaments.

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