The British Army, the Royal Navy, and the 'big work' of Sir George Aston, 1904-1914

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    This article re-examines the British record of inter-service co-operation in the decade before the outbreak of World War I. A fresh perspective is offered through the ideas, writings and experiences of Sir George Aston, a Royal Marines officer and contemporary analyst of what would today be called joint warfare. The article observes that, despite Aston's best efforts, the Army and Navy did not advance beyond a degree of mutual sympathy for each others operational needs, and did not address the underlying problems of integrated planning and unified command
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe Journal of Strategic Studies
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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    Keywords

    • Joint warfare
    • military doctrine
    • World War I

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