In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading.
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|Birth:||1st September, 1878|
|Death:||10th February, 1966|
|Profession:||Army Officer, Author, Strategist|
Major General John Frederick Charles "Boney" Fuller was born in Chichester, West Sussex, England. He was a British Army officer, war historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorizing principles of warfare. With 45 books and many articles, he was a highly prolific author whose ideas reached army officers and the interested public. He emphasized the potential of new weapons, especially tanks and aircraft, to stun a surprised enemy psychologically. His most notable works being Tanks in the Great War, The Reformation of War, On Future Warfare, and Memoirs of an Unconventional Soldier. His most comprehensive work was A Military History of the Western World, 3 vol., in which he analyzed Western warfare from its beginnings through World War II. He studied at Malvern College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
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