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Presumably, most readers of Duffer’s Drift are interested in military strategy.

Marine Corps Commandant’s professional reading list. It’s worth fefense onto. Archived copy as title link “Archived copy” PDF. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

What makes this year old book worth reading today is precisely its antiquated narration of those same lessons. Polish War Hero Wine and War: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Originally published in the U. A nice quick read that gives the casual reader a feel of what it was like during the Boer War in South Africa.

It is far less useful as a primer than the earlier version. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It contains a lot of lessons that the lieutenant learned about defending his ground.

At the end of each dream the officer takes away a number of valuable lessons, until in the last dream he implements all these lessons and emerges victorious. Trivia About The Defence of Du In a series of nightmares, he relives again and again the same engagement, each time learning something from his errors about the usage of terrain, employment of observation posts, or the construction of a defensive position. A young Lieutenant has the duffrs but you are given his perspective, the terrain features, the political situation, conflict with civilians and limits on your own military support.


Although written as a fictional tale, Swinton’s aim was to teach tactical lessons as well as generate discussion and debate on the planning and execution of operations. deefense

Backsight Forethoughts recommendations, like building your defensive positions with the forced labor of local populations, or corralling the civilian women and children inside a bunker within your position in order to prevent them warning the enemy of your presence, no longer find their way into Army teachings at least in the United States.

Mar 27, Meredith rated it really liked it Shelves: He has passed his officer courses and special qualifications. All Quiet on the Western Front: I first read this as part of a reading assignment for professional development myself, great example of lessons learned and teaching fundamentals.

May 14, Arti rated it it was amazing. Archived copy as title. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Compare the “Look Inside” features of the hardcopy and the Kindle edition and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Has no one reviewed the Kindle edition? But I found the Kindle edition almost unreadable on an actual Kindle.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Defense of Duffer’s Drift is a fascinating little book that anyone can read in a short afternoon.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The next night, Lieutenant BF has the same dream — only this time, he remembers what he did wrong the last time, and so corrects those mistakes.

Because it deals with principles, this definitive work has endured to this day and is deefnse on some of the required reading lists of the U. Premonitions of the Palladion Project: Drlft Forethought’s revelations about deadspace his poor reading of the terrain allows the enemy to sneak up to his lines undetected underneath his fields of firefor example, teach in the format of a story the same principle.


It states facts as it see’s it! At 72 pages and with few multi-syllable wordsmost of the us 11B’s were able to struggle through it – though a comic book version would have probably worked better.

Applicable to any war but this book would be interesting to defwnse with an account of Rappahannock Station, which was a spearhead position held by Confederates in advance of Lee’s line on November 7, where Meade’s forces overwhelmed the defenders and took almost 3, prisoners.

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I read “The defense of hill ” prior to reading this book. That was this book’s achievement – to push junior officer education towards small unit tactics.

The book is a great example of learning through experience. War in Characters: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The Defence of Duffer’s Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton

Teaches you about ORM “Operational Risk Management” to ask yourself what can go wrong and figure out how to fix it before it happens. For a young officer or NCO in it can still be useful. Gradual commercial control by the British and discovery of gold and diamonds, among other things, served to create hostility between the Boers and British, resulting in the South African War or Boer War from to It’s still in print to this date.

Drifft he gets everything right and is a hero.