Douglas A-4 Skyhawk by Harry Gann

By Harry Gann

;Douglas A-4 Skyhawk[Aircraft Profile 102] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Автор: Harry Gann Серия: plane Profile 102 Издательство: Profile courses Ltd Год издания: 1966 Страниц:12 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 8.74 Мб Для сайта: Мир книгАмериканский легкий палубный штурмовик Douglas A-4 Skyhawk разработан в начале 1950-х годов. Стоял на вооружении многих стран мира, широко использовался в вооруженныхконфликтах zero

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Napoleon was defeated by the Russian army, Russian strategy (improvised as it was), Russian weather and his own logistic failures. In Prussia the king was finally persuaded to authorise limited irregular operations in 1813. 44 For Prussia and Clausewitz guerrilla war was a last resort, employed only when all else failed: like a drowning man who will clutch instinctively at a straw, it is the natural law of the moral world that a nation that finds itself on the brink of an abyss will try to save itself by any means.

39 The line also made it easier for officers to control their men on the battlefield. But linear tactics began to run into problems. Rapid advance was always difficult and penetration of enemy lines even more so. 41 In the Seven Years War battle casualties of 20 per cent and more became common. 42 More flexible tactics seemed essential. France, where serious debate about tactics began as early as the 1720s, adopted the infantry column, some 50 men wide and 12 deep (ordre profond). Easier to manoeuvre and to keep moving than the long line (ordre mince), it was designed to be thrown against an enemy and to use shock to maximum effect.

332] It ‘knows no limits other than the complete exhaustion, impoverishment and devastation of the country’. [336] Payment, Clausewitz assumes, will not normally be necessary. Fear of punishment or maltreatment will serve as a ‘collective burden that weighs on the whole population’. [335] The idea that the old methods of supply were more humane is irrelevant. ‘War itself is anything but humane’. 50 Clausewitz dealt with logistics only because it influences the campaign. 51 Too often, he claims, problems of supply are used as excuses by commanders for inactivity or opportunities missed.

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