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Was there a 'Boney' Fuller after the Second World War? Major-General J.F.C.Fuller as military theorist and commentator, 1945-1966

Searle, DA 2004, 'Was there a 'Boney' Fuller after the Second World War? Major-General J.F.C.Fuller as military theorist and commentator, 1945-1966' , War in History, 11 (3) , pp. 327-357.

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    Abstract

    The historiography to date on Major-General J.F.C. Fuller has created the impression that his career as a military theorist gradually petered out in the latter half of the 1930s, and that after the Second World War the former enfant terrible devoted himself to the writing of military history. This article argues that such an interpretation is open to question, showing the extent to which he continued to write and reflect as both military theorist and commentator in the post- 1945 period. While his views on the new strategic situation, the Cold War, nuclear weapons and the redefinition of military concepts appeared in too many diverse places to enjoy the same influence as his interwar theories, their existence and remarkable coherence demand that his achievements as a theorist be re-evaluated in the light of this hitherto ignored body of work.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
    Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DD Germany
    Memory, Text and Place
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: War in History
    Publisher: Sage (Arnold Publishers)
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0968-3445
    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2007 11:45
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:53
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1262

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