The origins of the ‘Breaking the Line’ tactic are cloaked in ambiguity; its true pioneer hotly contended. Military Times traces the life and naval career of one possible contender, Admiral George Brydges Rodney.
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From the start, what little order there was went awry. As pillaging Afghans moved into the emptying cantonment, panic ran through the straggling camp-followers, causing a stampede and the abandonment much of the stores.
The invaders of Afghanistan find themselves waging a war against an enemy who is never there.
The sky above mid-Kent became a swirling mêlée of fighters closing, banking, and twisting.
The British had the most sophisticated air-defence system in the world, constructed and directed by a master strategist of modern industrialised warfare.
You could see the killing zone. You could see yourself driving into it. It was concentrated, organised, measured.
By the time the Blitz began in earnest, more than 2.25 million families had Anderson shelters in their gardens.
Mathy’s airship was a giant cigar-shaped cylinder of gas bubbles filled with highly flammable hydrogen.
The British people seemed determined to fight on – alone and against the odds. The Blitz was to be the great test of whether this resolve could be broken.