The defence of duffer's drift 36 or even an army corps, but the stupid little subaltern's game of the defence of a drift with a small detachment was, curiously enough, most perplexing - here is a case of an officer ill-trained to handle what would appear to be a most logical task for an officer of his grade and position. The defense of jisr al-doreaa preface acknowledgments list of acronyms and terms prologue the first dream the second dream the third dream the fourth dream the fifth dream the sixth dream the defence of duffer's drift background information glossary preface prologue first dream second dream. “the defense of hill 781: an allegory of modern mechanized combat” j mcdonough ready player one e cline e career level enlisted (cpl, sgt) “ resilience” e greitens “outliers” m gladwell “the defense of duffers drift” e swinton “the killer angels” m shaara “with the old breed: at peleliu and. File:the defence of duffer's drift prologue the book is attributed to a lieutenant n backsight forethought, otherwise known as major general sir ernest dunlop swintonjpg from wikimedia commons, the free media repository jump to: navigation, search file file history file usage on commons file.
Defense of duffers drift edswinton classic study from 1907 lieutenant backsight forethought undergoes a series of dreams regarding defending a drift (creek) during the boer war after repeatedly failing in his tactical approaches, he finally succeeds in his sixth dream by building on the experiences of the first. First published in 1907, the defence of duffer's drift is a classic essay on small unit tactics based on author ernest dunlop swinton's experiences in the boer war in south africa in a series of dreams, swinton's. At the turn of the century a small, humorous book on tactics was published the defense of duffer's drift quickly became a bestseller and today is still widely read the defense of hill 781 is a modem version of this classic—a tactical primer with ample funpoking, but with serious lessons to be learned lt col.
The defence of duffer's drift is a short 1904 book by major general sir ernest dunlop swinton it purports to be a series of six dreams by lieutenant backsight forethought about the defence of a river crossing in the boer war the infantry tactics in the early dreams are disastrous, but each time bf learns. The defence of duffer's drift - a lesson in the fundamentals of small unit tactics [ernest dunlop swinton, lieutenant backsight forethought] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers an unabridged, digitally enlarged printing to include all dreams, maps, and a glossary. The defense of duffer's drift is a fascinating little book that anyone can read in a short afternoon written by capt ernest dunlop swinton around the dawn of the 20th century, it is a meditation on small unit tactics, based on experience gained in the boer war the most fascinating thing about the book is its. Like to go to war by karl marlantes maneuver warfare by john galvni and richard hooker fields of fire by james webb at the waters edge by theodore gatchel the defense of hill 781 by james mcdonough resilience by eric greitens outliers by malcolm gladwell the defense of duffers drift by ernest swinton.
The defence of duffer's drift—written in 1904 by british major-general ernest dunlop swinton under the pseudonym lt backsight forethought—is a. The defense of duffer's drift reviewed by mike crane this short book was written in 1904 immediately after the second boer war and before world war i by captain (later major general sir) ernest dunlop swinton, a noted british soldier, author and professor who is credited with developing the tank during wwi.
John c “doc” bahnsen, brigadier general, usa (ret) at the turn of the century a small, humorous book on tactics was published the defense of duffer's drift quickly became a bestseller and today is still widely read the defense of hill 781 is a modem version of this classic—a tactical primer with ample funpoking, but with.
Editorial reviews about the author major general sir ernest dunlop swinton ( 1868 -1951) was a military writer and british army officer swinton is credited with influencing the development and adoption of the tank by the british during the first world war he is equally renown for popularising the term no-mans land. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Nedugo nakon povratka iz drugog burskoga rata (koji je trajao od 9 listopada 1899 do 31 svibnja 1902 godine), britanski je satnik ernest dunlop swinton svoja borbena iskustva sažeo u formu knjige to kratko, ali vrlo zanimljivo djelce objavljeno je 1904 godine pod nazivom “the defence of duffer's.
Pulling from a well-referenced piece of military teaching, this assessment borrows a learning concept first employed in 1904 by major general sir ernest dunlop swinton in the defence of duffer's drift this fictional story describes the plight of young lieutenant backsight forethought as he commands a 50-man platoon. Lt backsight forethought has been left at duffer's drift with a simple task prevent a boer detachment from crossing the river he has 50 men, good and brave, to do the deed through a series of dreams he goes from failure to success play the game and you will learn as well the defence of duffer's drift is a war game with. Us missile defense system: how it works - duration: 2:03 fox news 11,196 views 2:03 10 best base building games that let you build the ultimate fortress - duration: 6:00 fraghero 2,165,204 views 6:00 us marines participate in swedish basic winter warfare course - duration: 3:12 bridget.