Accession Number : ADA136622

Title :   Modern Application of Liddell Hart's Doctrine on Infantry Tactics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Palsokar,R R

PDF Url : ADA136622

Report Date : 03 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This study examines the modern application of Liddell Hart's doctrine on infantry tactics with emphasis on the expanding torrent method of attack and the tactical use of the indirect approach. This study traces the development of Liddell Hart's theories of the mobile attack. What initially started as purely infantry tactics were soon adapted to the use of tanks, infantry, artillery and air, as combined teams. This doctrine of Liddell Hart was later effectively applied by the Germans during the Second World War, giving a new dimension to the concept of the mobile battle. This study examines the applicability of Liddell Hart's doctrine to both high and low technology environments. The Sino-Indian border conflict of 1962 is used as a case study to show that tenets of mobile warfare are applicable in most adverse conditions. This study concludes that Liddell Hart's doctrine of mobile warfare still has applicability. The correct grouping of infantry and tanks with other essential arms, as combined arms teams is necessary for successful application of this doctrine. (author)

Descriptors :   *Infantry, *Military tactics, *Mobility, *Mobile, *Warfare, *Military doctrine, Attack, Land warfare, Battles, Theses, Tactical warfare, Leadership, Military commanders, Battlefields, Army operations, Army training, Combat support

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE