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Generals and generalship on the modern battlefield

John R. Galvin

Generals and generalship on the modern battlefield

the impact of technology

by John R. Galvin

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Published by Tel Aviv University in [Tel Aviv] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Command of troops.,
  • Generals.,
  • Technology.,
  • Military art and science -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Rogers Galvin.
    SeriesThe Simon Syrkin memorial lecture ;, no. 1 (Apr. 1985, Simon Syrkin memorial lecture ;, no. 1.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUB210 .G35 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination27 p. ;
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2775988M
    LC Control Number86138507

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