The Defence of Duffer’s Drift [Ernest Dunlop Swinton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ernest Dunlop Swinton is a military professional. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Defence of Duffers Drift has ratings and 36 reviews. Checkman said: I first read this book when I was a young 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. It.

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The most fascinating thing about the book is its insouciant tone. Published July 1st by Avery first published It is worth noting that some of Lt. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amusingly written, this book has for the most part aged well. Mar 24, Jwduke rated it liked it Shelves: The maps are coarse and difficult to make out.

With the Old Breed: Here is his chance for fame and glory. Considered by Field Marshal Earl Duffwrs as one of the most far-sighted officers the British Army has produced, he wrote before World War I on the effects of air warfare, mining and of psychological warfare. Puts you in the Scenario.

A History The Revenge of Geography: See all 21 reviews. To begin with, the pages are all apparently poorly photocopied images of the original pages, and at a size that argues for using a magnifying glass.

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See 1 question about The Defence of Duffers Drift…. Army and Marine Corps. Although written as a drjft tale, Swinton’s aim was to teach tactical lessons as well as generate discussion and debate on the planning and execution of operations.

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Seriously, round up everyone, threaten to kill them, execute whatever livestock you can’t steal, impress local blacks into doing decense labor? Lieutenant Backsight Forethought BF to his friends has been left in command of a man reinforced platoon to hold Duffer’s Drift, the only ford on the Silliassvogel River available to wheeled traffic. Arriving with his men, he sets up a perimeter, is generally irresponsible, and the unit is subsequently attacked by the enemy with disastrous defesne.

The Defence of Duffer’s Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

He became an officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers inserving in India and becoming Lieutenant in The Boers initially outnumbered the British and were well equipped, scoring impressive victories in the areas adjacent to their territories.

It’s an interesting book that can be read in an afternoon of reading. Young officers and NCO’s. The Last Stand of Fox Company: Aug 14, Tom Mathews rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The original “Groundhog Day”: In essence, it is a study of the proper execution of a defense against a numerically superior enemy. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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For a young officer or NCO in it srift still be useful. I am returning this new, faulty copy. I checked it out when I realized that it was under pages and I wanted to knock it off my professional reading list.

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That was this book’s achievement – to push junior officer education towards small unit tactics. I first read this as part of a reading assignment for professional development myself, great example of lessons learned and teaching fundamentals. In a series of nightmares, he relives again and again the same engagement, each time learning something ddift his errors about the usage of terrain, employment of observation posts, or the construction of a defensive position.

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