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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: War in History
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0968-3445
Funders: funder
Depositing User: S Rafiq
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 15:08
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 12:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32374

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