On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence
This unique and penetrating book surveys 100 years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster.
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Fascinating brief analyses of the personalities who were responsible for the worst military disasters in history. Just a little bit dated, in the Freudian part (1976 edition in paperback). Read full review
Many of the ethos and customs followed in the Indian Army even today can be traced to the leagacy left by the British. In fact , the Royal Indian Military College ( now renamed Rashtriya Indian Military College) was fashioned on the lines of Sandhurst Military School. No wonder that the products of RIMC who later became commissioned officers in the Indian Army , imbibed the very same qualities and even tried to out do the British. As a veteran of the Indian Army, i would suggest that this book must be made a compulsory reading for all officers of the Indian Army who aspire to reach the ranks of Brigadiers and above.
The First World
The Siege of
Mothers of Incompetence
Education and the Cult of Muscular Christianity
Extremes of Authoriunanism
Exceptions to the Rule?