Strategy - The Eighteenth Century-Marlborough and Frederick Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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The Eighteenth Century-Marlborough and Frederick Summary and Analysis

Liddell Hart explains to the reader that the wars of the Spanish Succession were fought with what were rather direct strategic methods. The famous Great Captain Marlborough supplied breakthroughs in part because of the fact that he would provide greater subtlety and some indirect strategic manouvres.

The war did not begin in either "camp" and there were multiple nations on both sides of the war. Another asset to this author is his ability to limit himself to showing the strategic power of generalship without exposing much of any particular personal bias other than the basic fact of who he chose to include as examples. For some, this is a perfect indication of the indirect strategic method: for a war to begin away from the lands of either group of forces behind the war...

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