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Technological adaptation in a global conflict : the British Army and communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918

Hall, Brian 2014, 'Technological adaptation in a global conflict : the British Army and communications beyond the Western Front, 1914-1918' , Journal of Military History, 78 (1) , pp. 37-71.

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Abstract

This article seeks to contribute to recent scholarly analysis of the British Army’s military performance and its leadership’s willingness and ability to adapt during the First World War by examining a maligned, though vital, aspect of its command and control system, communications. It offers a comparative assessment of the development and contribution of communications to British operations beyond the Western Front and concludes that the army was, on the whole, remarkably successful at adapting its communications system to suit the demands of fighting a modern, global conflict.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The article was awarded the 2015 Moncado Prize by the US Society for Military History
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Military History
Publisher: Society for Military History
ISSN: 0899-3718
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Depositing User: Dr Brian Hall
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 18:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/37083

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