- Author:Richard Holmes
- Publisher:Free Press; 1 edition (August 4, 1989)
- Pages:464 pages
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Although Holmes' book is subtitled "The Behaviour of Men in Battle," it goes far beyond that. Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science.
Although Holmes' book is subtitled "The Behaviour of Men in Battle," it goes far beyond that. See this thread for more information.
This book's subtitle, "The Behavior of Men in Battle", is a misnomer, for it is really a wide-ranging and lengthy description of what happens to men from the time they are recruited until they are discharged as combat veterans. He discusses items as central to his subject as training, motivation, and casualties to those as remote as rituals, use of alcohol, and "Dear John" letters.
Acts of War" examines the behavior of men under fire by using a combined ogical approach . Holmes has been accused of defaming and minimizing the role of women in combat. It's an unjustified accusation.
Acts of War" examines the behavior of men under fire by using a combined ogical approach to the institution of soldiering. Acts of War" is a complementary prelude to similar works such as "The Savage Mind", "On Aggression", and "On Killing". Holmes, thankfully, doesn't propogate the "Marshall-myth" premise that most troops will refuse to fire their weapons when engaged with the enemy. Female combatants are the exception to the rule, not the norm, and their historical contribution has been sensationalized.
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Manufacturer: Free Press Release date: 4 August 1989 ISBN-10 : 0029148510 ISBN-13: 9780029148518.
The reality of what it is to be a soldier, by Britain's foremost military historian.
In putting his book together, Holmes interviewed veterans of both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Arab-Israeli conflicts. Their firsthand reminiscences reveal both the similarities and differences that have marked 20th-century attitudes toward warfare. The author also re-creates the more distant past by examining an extraordinary mass of military memoirs.