The World War Doctrine And Concepts

1156 WordsAug 19, 20155 Pages
Following the First World War doctrine and concepts became heavily scrutinized from both sides of the war. Several advocates attempted to initiate change based off of the countless lives that were lost during the war. Many advocates’ concepts were ignored during their time as they tried to change doctrine and organization; however, their ideas still managed to set the pace for the future. This essay will discuss the influences of J.F.C. Fuller, Liddell Hart, Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky, and J. Walter Christie. J.F.C. Fuller was a British Army officer who failed miserably at getting his ideology through to his country. The main reason why the government did not take into consideration the usage of the tank was because Fuller’s…show more content…
Fuller seemed to be pushing for more war while the government and the majority of the population was advocating for peace. Fuller was also seen as being weird by his fellow officers. He was always studying and didn’t try to fit in with the rest of the soldiers so was seen as somewhat an outcast. The major reason why Fuller was disregarded for his views was the total disrespect he showed for his fellow soldiers. In his writings and briefings to other officers he came across as belittling, disrespectful, and seemed to blame the outcome of the war of the officer corps and general officers who were not perceptive to his views. This had an overwhelming effect of the people he was trying to persuade. Just as in today’s society the military is seen as one of the most honorable jobs a person can have. Anyone who attempts to degrade soldiers are seemed as malicious and their thoughts become invalid. Unfortunately for Fuller he did not take his own quote at the beginning of this page into consideration and was deemed as evil-minded in the eyes of his fellow officers. Because of his actions Fuller was an inhibitor of change. Liddell Hart was another British officer that shared similar views to Fuller, and later became close friends based off of their related beliefs. Hart developed a theory of limited liability also known as indirect approach. He advocated for techniques that would avoid the main effort of enemy forces
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