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The Resource Arms, economics and British strategy : from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs, G.C. Peden, (electronic resource)

Arms, economics and British strategy : from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs, G.C. Peden, (electronic resource)

Label
Arms, economics and British strategy : from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs
Title
Arms, economics and British strategy
Title remainder
from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs
Statement of responsibility
G.C. Peden
Title variation
Arms, Economics & British Strategy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book integrates strategy, technology and economics and presents a new way of looking at twentieth-century military history and Britain's decline as a great power. G. C. Peden explores how from the Edwardian era to the 1960s warfare was transformed by a series of innovations, including dreadnoughts, submarines, aircraft, tanks, radar, nuclear weapons and guided missiles. He shows that the cost of these new weapons tended to rise more quickly than national income and argues that strategy had to be adapted to take account of both the increased potency of new weapons and the economy's diminishing ability to sustain armed forces of a given size. Prior to the development of nuclear weapons, British strategy was based on an ability to wear down an enemy through blockade, attrition (in the First World War) and strategic bombing (in the Second), and therefore power rested as much on economic strength as on armaments.--
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Peden, G. C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge military histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Arms, economics and British strategy : from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs, G.C. Peden, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496189
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dreadnought era, 1904-1914 -- The first world war -- Retrenchment and rearmament, 1919-1939 -- The second world war -- The impacts of the atomic bomb and the cold war, 1945-1954 -- The hydrogen bomb, the economy and decolonisation, 1954-1969
Control code
CR9780511496189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511496189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)271790597
Label
Arms, economics and British strategy : from Dreadnoughts to hydrogen bombs, G.C. Peden, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496189
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dreadnought era, 1904-1914 -- The first world war -- Retrenchment and rearmament, 1919-1939 -- The second world war -- The impacts of the atomic bomb and the cold war, 1945-1954 -- The hydrogen bomb, the economy and decolonisation, 1954-1969
Control code
CR9780511496189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511496189
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)271790597

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