Learning from the War: the Development of British Amphibious Capability 1919-29

By Richard Harding, published May 2000


Interservice relationships in the inter-war years did not lead to a shared experience of amphibious landings. The words used to describe the events at Gallipoli were contested bitterly, and the lessons there to be learned from the BEF in the First war were dismissed. Despite this some elements of good practice remained, and in the staff colleges co-operation between the services was recommended and practiced. The potential role of the Air Force was acknowleged and the proper design of landing craft recognised to be essential.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

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