The British army and wireless communication, 1896-1918
Hall, BN 2012, 'The British army and wireless communication, 1896-1918' , War in History, 19 (3) , pp. 290-321.
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The First World War is often identified as a great industrial and technological struggle. However, in the course of explaining the Allied victory in 1918, scholarly opinion is divided over the extent to which the British army made the most effective use of the technology available to it. While much of the debate has centred on the more ‘lethal’ technologies, such as aeroplanes, tanks, and poison gas, very little analysis has been made of the interaction between British commanders and communications technology. This article seeks to redress this imbalance by assessing the extent to which British commanders embraced the latest communication device of the period – wireless – and whether they harnessed its full military potential.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||War in History|
|Depositing User:||S Rafiq|
|Date Deposited:||12 Sep 2014 15:08|
|Last Modified:||14 Mar 2016 12:22|
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